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- Pleasing to taste; tasty.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
De*li"cious (?), a. [OF.
delicieus, F. délicieux, L. deliciosus,
fr. deliciae delight, fr. delicere to allure. See
Delight.] 1. Affording exquisite
pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses,
especially to the taste; charming.
Some delicious landscape.
One draught of spring's delicious
Were not his words delicious?
2. Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment;
luxurious; effeminate. [Obs.]
Others, lastly, of a more delicious and airy
spirit, retire themselves to the enjoyments of ease and
Syn. -- Delicious, Delightful.
Delicious refers to the pleasure derived from certain of the
senses, particularly the taste and smell; as, delicious food;
a delicious fragrance. Delightful may also refer to
most of the senses (as, delightful music; a delightful
prospect; delightful sensations), but has a higher application
to matters of taste, feeling, and sentiment; as, a delightful
abode, conversation, employment; delightful scenes, etc.
Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in
No spring, nor summer, on the mountain seen,
Smiles with gay fruits or with delightful green.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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