Luscious definition

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Sweet and pleasant to taste or smell.

A luscious melon.

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(archaic) Excessively sweet; cloying.
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Highly gratifying to taste or smell, esp. because of a rich sweetness; delicious.
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The definition of luscious is something that is very pleasing to the sense of taste or smell or someone who has strong sexual appeal.

An example of something that would be described as luscious is a rich and delicious breakfast.

An example of someone who would be described as luscious is an incredibly sexy supermodel.

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(archaic) Sickeningly sweet or full-flavored; cloying.
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Delighting any of the senses.
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Having a strong sensual appeal; voluptuous.
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Having strong sensual or sexual appeal; attractive.
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Richly appealing to the senses or the mind.

A luscious, vivid description.

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Origin of luscious

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

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

  • 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