Delicious Definition

dĭ-lĭshəs
adjective
Very enjoyable; delightful.
A delicious bit of gossip.
Webster's New World
Very pleasing to the senses, esp. to taste or smell.
Webster's New World
noun
A variety of sweet, chiefly red or yellow winter apple.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
nectarambrosia

Origin of Delicious

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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