- highly pleasing to the taste or smell: luscious peaches.
- richly satisfying to the senses or the mind: the luscious style of his poetry.
- richly adorned; luxurious: luscious furnishings.
- arousing physical, or sexual, desire; voluptuous: a luscious figure.
- sweet to excess; cloying.
Origin of luscious
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Examples from the Web for luscious
Her luscious, limited edition certified organic EOS lip balms are also available at drugstores nationwide for the holiday season.Q&A With Designer Rachel Roy
November 3, 2014
Kit Harrington's Hair Has Its Own Game of Thrones Contract: A fan of Jon Snow's luscious locks?Kit Harrington's Hair Has Its Own Game of Thrones Contract; Russell Westbrook Collaborates With Barneys New York
The Fashion Beast Team
June 12, 2014
A luscious hanging garden at Paris's Musée Rodin set the scene for the Christian Dior Spring 2014 presentation on Friday.All About Floral at Christian Dior
September 27, 2013
There are home objects of every shape and size: from luscious couches to high-concept design prototypes.The 4 Most Fashionable Chairs from Salone del Mobile 2013
April 12, 2013
The fork end was used to lift sticky sweetmeats out of pottery jars; the spoon end was used to scoop up the luscious syrup.The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider the Fork’
October 13, 2012
And who could be more just than he in distributing the luscious prize?Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
In plucking them they pricked their fingers with the sharp points, but the fruit was luscious.Sielanka: An Idyll
She could still see him in action with the seven luscious maidens.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
In the fragrance of the blossom of the limes the bees are gleaning a luscious harvest.A Book of Myths
No drop of water might cool his lips, no luscious fruit might soothe his agony.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
- extremely pleasurable, esp to the taste or smell
- very attractive
- archaic cloying
Word Origin and History for luscious
late 15c., perhaps a variant (with form perhaps influenced by Old French luxure, lusure) of Middle English licius "delicious" (c.1400), which is perhaps a shortening of delicious, but OED is against this. Related: Lusciously; lusciousness.