(comparative more delicious, superlative most delicious)
- Pleasing to taste; tasty.
- (colloquial) Metaphorically pleasing to taste; pleasing to the eyes or mind.
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”).