toothsome

[tooth-suh m]
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adjective
  1. pleasing to the taste; palatable: a toothsome dish.
  2. pleasing or desirable, as fame or power.
  3. voluptuous; sexually alluring: a toothsome blonde.

Origin of toothsome

First recorded in 1545–55; tooth + -some1
Related formstooth·some·ly, adverbtooth·some·ness, noun
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toothsome

adjective
  1. of delicious or appetizing appearance, flavour, or smell
  2. attractive; alluring
Derived Formstoothsomely, adverbtoothsomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for toothsome
adj.

"pleasant to the taste," 1560s; the figurative sense of "attractive" (1550s) is a bit older; from tooth + -some (1).

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