Luscious Definition

Highly gratifying to taste or smell, esp. because of a rich sweetness; delicious.
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Delighting any of the senses.
Webster's New World
Having a strong sensual appeal; voluptuous.
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Sickeningly sweet or full-flavored; cloying.
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Origin of Luscious

  • From earlier lushious, lussyouse (“luscious, richly sweet, delicious"), a corruption of *lustious, from lusty (“pleasant, delicious") +"Ž -ous. Shakespeare uses both lush (short for lushious) and lusty in the selfsame sense: 'How lush and lusty the grass looks'. "”Temp. ii. I.52. See also lush, lusty.

    From Wiktionary

  • Alternative etymology connects luscious to a Middle English term: lucius, an alteration of licious, believed to be a shortening of delicious. See delicious.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English lucius alteration of licious perhaps short for delicious delicious delicious

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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