Origin of delicious
Examples from the Web for delicious
I will turn my nose up when you offer me the rest of some delicious pastry that you nibbled on.
Kevin: This is actually a delicious opportunity for Aniston.Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Got Married and We’re Worried About Jennifer Aniston|Kevin Fallon, Tim Teeman|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many blended scotches are just as delicious and take even more artistry to make.
We prefer the low key spots, where the eating is as cheap as it is delicious.
This stuff is all fresh and delicious, and they serve a pretty excellent ropa vieja too.
But the strong arm of the law was apparently under its pillow in delicious slumber.Pee-wee Harris on the Trail|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
It is true that there are sugar and coffee, but no corn, no potatoes, and none of our delicious varieties of fruit.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
We simply mixed all the babies up, just as you would mix up a delicious fruit salad.The Mother and Her Child|William S. Sadler
"Certainly she has the most delicious head I ever saw," was Lady Ingleton's first (preposterous) thought.In the Wilderness|Robert Hichens
One is my dedication for my essays; it was occasioned by that delicious article in the Spectator.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for delicious
Word Origin for delicious
Word Origin and History for delicious
c.1300 (implied in deliciously), from Old French delicios (Modern French délicieux), from Late Latin deliciosus "delicious, delicate," from Latin delicia (plural deliciae) "a delight, allurement, charm," from delicere "to allure, entice," from de- "away" (see de-) + lacere "lure, deceive" (related to laqueus "noose, snare;" see lace). As a name of a type of apple, attested from 1903, first grown by Jesse Hiatt of Iowa, U.S.A. Colloquial shortening delish is attested from 1920.