Fasting; abstinence from eating.
abrosia (s) (noun)
, abrosias (pl)
The total lack of food consumption; fasting (no food, not eating): The prison inmates organized a fasting campaign to emphasize the poor prison conditions and so they were participating in total ambrosias.
1. Not eating, fasting.
2. Not fit to be eaten.
1. In medicine, a food ailment.
2. A form of cocoa from which the oil has been thoroughly extracted.
Someone who is a specialist in the science of foods.
1. A discourse about food.
2. The science of food.
3. The science of nutrition; dietetics.
bromatotoxin, bromatoxism, bromatotoxismus
A poison that forms in spoiled food from the activity of fermentative bacteria.
bromography (s) (noun)
, bromographies (pl)
A treatise or dissertation about food and its contributions to the health of consumers.
Cocoa or chocolate which was translated literally to mean food of the gods: "Linnæus, a botanist, was so fond of chocolate that he named the cocoa tree Theobroma, the food of the gods."
theobromine (s) (noun)
, theobromines (pl)
A white powder derived from the cacao bean, found in chocolate products and which has effects similar to caffeine: "Theobromine has been used as a diuretic in treating cardiovascular disorders and as a myocardial stimulant."
"Dogs consuming excessive amounts of cocoa sometimes suffer toxic effects from the theobromine; such as, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle spasms, and coma."
"Theobromine comes from modern Latin Theobroma, genus name of the cacao tree, literally 'food of the gods'."