toothsome

[ tooth-suhm ]
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adjective
  1. pleasing to the taste; palatable: a toothsome dish.

  2. pleasing or desirable, as fame or power.

  1. voluptuous; sexually alluring: a toothsome blonde.

Origin of toothsome

1
First recorded in 1545–55; tooth + -some1

Other words from toothsome

  • tooth·some·ly, adverb
  • tooth·some·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for toothsome

toothsome

/ (ˈtuːθsəm) /


adjective
  1. of delicious or appetizing appearance, flavour, or smell

  2. attractive; alluring

Derived forms of toothsome

  • toothsomely, adverb
  • toothsomeness, noun

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