Origin of delicious
Examples from the Web for deliciousness
In all this talk about food in America, we often lost our sense of taste and deliciousness.
In the name of history and deliciousness, it is especially welcome this year at my Thanksgiving table.
The deliciousness of the meal and headiness of the wine are almost indescribable.
It cuts down on the risk of cardiovascular disease, and doubles the deliciousness.
I doubt the plenty and deliciousness of the Venison and Turkeys has contributed not a little to this.Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia|Carrie Hunter Willis
New odours came forth and I knew for the first time how perfect in deliciousness such an apple could be.Great Possessions|David Grayson
He belongs to what Ruskin calls "the age of the masters," in which the main object is "pictorial perfectness and deliciousness."
There I gave myself up to the deliciousness of the hour, for no other word can describe it.Princess Zara|Ross Beeckman
And we immersed ourselves in an unfathomable depth of deliciousness.The Queen Pedauque|Anatole France
Word Origin 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.