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delicious

[ dih-lish-uhs ]
/ dɪˈlɪʃ əs /
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adjective

highly pleasing to the senses, especially to taste or smell: a delicious dinner; a delicious aroma.
very pleasing; delightful: a delicious sense of humor.

noun

(initial capital letter) a red or yellow variety of apple, cultivated in the U.S.

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Origin of delicious

1250–1300; Middle English <Old French <Late Latin dēliciōsus, equivalent to Latin dēliciae delight + -ōsus-ous
1. Delicious, luscious refer to that which is especially agreeable to the senses. That which is delicious is highly agreeable to the taste or sometimes to the smell: a delicious meal. Luscious implies such a luxuriant fullness or ripeness as to make an object rich: a luscious banana; a luscious beauty; luscious music.
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British Dictionary definitions for delicious

delicious
/ (dɪˈlɪʃəs) /

adjective

very appealing to the senses, esp to the taste or smell
extremely enjoyable or entertaininga delicious joke
deliciously, adverbdeliciousness, noun
C13: from Old French, from Late Latin dēliciōsus, from Latin dēliciae delights, charms, from dēlicere to entice; see delight
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