Definitions for: Delicious


[n] variety of sweet eating apples
[adj] greatly pleasing or entertaining; "a delightful surprise"; "the comedy was delightful"; "a delicious joke"
[adj] extremely pleasing to the sense of taste



Webster (1913) Definition: De*li"cious, a. [OF. delicieus, F. d['e]licieux, L.
deliciosus, fr. deliciae delight, fr. delicere to allure. See
Delight.]
1. Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or
grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming.

Some delicious landscape. --Coleridge.

One draught of spring's delicious air. --Keble.

Were not his words delicious? --Tennyson.

2. Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious;
effeminate. [Obs.]

Others, lastly, of a more delicious and airy spirit,
retire themselves to the enjoyments of ease and
luxury. --Milton.

Syn: Delicious, Delightful.

Usage: Delicious refers to the pleasure derived from certain
of the senses, particularly the taste and smell; as,
delicious food; a delicious fragrance. Delightful may
also refer to most of the senses (as, delightful
music; a delightful prospect; delightful sensations),
but has a higher application to matters of taste,
feeling, and sentiment; as, a delightful abode,
conversation, employment; delightful scenes, etc.

Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in
decay. --Smith.

No spring, nor summer, on the mountain seen,
Smiles with gay fruits or with delightful green.
--Addison.

Synonyms: delectable, delightful, luscious, pleasant-tasting, pleasing, scrumptious, tasteful, toothsome, yummy

See Also: dessert apple, eating apple, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious

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