An example of delicious is how a house smells after someone has been baking cookies all day.
An example of delicious is potato chips.
A delicious revenge.
A delicious bit of gossip.
Origin of delicious
- Middle English from Anglo-Norman from Late Latin dēliciōsus pleasing from Latin dēlicia pleasure dē- intensive pref. de– lacere to entice
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English delicious, from Anglo-Norman delicious from Old French delicious, delicieus, from Late Latin dēliciōsu (“delicate, delicious”) from dēliciae (“delights”), plural of dēlicia (“pleasure”) from deliciō (“I allure, I entice”) from de- (“away”) + laciō (“I lure, I deceive”). Displaced native Middle English este (“delicious, favorable”) (from Old English ēste (“delicious, dainty, luxurious, delicate”)), Middle English wunlic, wunli (“delicious, joyous”) (from Old English wynlīċ (“pleasant, beatiful, joyful”)), Old English ēstelīc (“delicious, delicate, dainty”).