mouth-watering

[mouth-waw-ter-ing, -wot-er-]

adjective

very appetizing in appearance, aroma, or description: a mouth-watering dessert.

Origin of mouth-watering

First recorded in 1815–25
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mouthwatering

adjective

whetting the appetite, as from smell, appearance, or description
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Word Origin and History for mouthwatering

mouth-watering

adj.

1822, from mouth (n.) + water (v.).

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