Definition of ambrosine in English:

ambrosine

noun

rare Mineralogy
  • A form of amber known from deposits in South Carolina.

Pronunciation

ambrosine

/ˈambrə(ʊ)sɪn/ /ˈambrə(ʊ)ziːn/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Shepard (1804–1886). Blend of amber and rosin (so called as the mineral bears a resemblance to both substances), perhaps with remodelling of the ending after -ine.