delicious

[ dih-lish-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF delicious

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELICIOUS

These are very real, nourishing and delicious foods that are being offered you.

No doubt she could evolve a delicious gum from the mesquite and the incense plant.

It was such a wonderful day; it was such an unusual and delicious feast.

She looked once more, just as he was turning his head; and so the minutes passed, and it was delicious.

What was the matter with her that she was less gay, and that she was so overcome by this delicious pang?

It gripped and shook him and made his heart ache with a delicious pain.

They shot partridges, ptarmigans, and snow ortolans, which are delicious eating.

I had suffered so much that I burst out into delicious laughter and sobs.

The forehead seemed like the protecting rampart of this delicious face.

It was at the same time both an anxious and a delicious feeling.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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