luscious

[ luhsh-uhs ]
/ ˈlʌʃ əs /

adjective

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

1375–1425; late Middle English lucius, unexplained variant of licius, aphetic variant of delicious

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1. See delicious.
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British Dictionary definitions for lusciously

luscious

/ (ˈlʌʃəs) /

adjective

extremely pleasurable, esp to the taste or smell
very attractive
archaic cloying

Derived Forms

lusciously, adverblusciousness, noun

Word Origin for luscious

C15 lucius, licius, perhaps a shortened form of delicious
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