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De·li·cious

 (dĭ-lĭsh′əs)
n.
Either of two varieties of apple, the Golden Delicious or the Red Delicious.

de·li·cious

 (dĭ-lĭsh′əs)
adj.
1. Highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses, especially of taste or smell.
2. Very pleasant; delightful: a delicious revenge.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin dēliciōsus, pleasing, from Latin dēlicia, pleasure : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + lacere, to entice.]

de·li′cious·ly adv.
de·li′cious·ness n.
Synonyms: delicious, delectable, luscious, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy
These adjectives mean very pleasing to the sense of taste: a delicious pâté; delectable raspberries; luscious chocolate bonbons; a scrumptious peach; a toothsome apple; yummy fudge.

delicious

(dɪˈlɪʃəs)
adj
1. very appealing to the senses, esp to the taste or smell
2. extremely enjoyable or entertaining: a delicious joke.
[C13: from Old French, from Late Latin dēliciōsus, from Latin dēliciae delights, charms, from dēlicere to entice; see delight]
deˈliciously adv
deˈliciousness n

de•li•cious

(dɪˈlɪʃ əs)

adj.
1. highly pleasing to the senses, esp. taste or smell.
2. very pleasing; delightful.
n.
3. (cap.) a red or yellow variety of apple.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin dēliciōsus= Latin dēlici(a) delight]
de•li′cious•ly, adv.
de•li′cious•ness, n.

tasteful

tastydelicious
1. 'tasteful'

Something that is tasteful is attractive and elegant. You can use tasteful to talk about things such as furniture, ornaments, and clothes.

The bedroom was simple but tasteful.
He always sent the most tasteful Christmas cards.
2. 'tasty'

Food that is tasty has a pleasant flavour.

Try this tasty dish for supper with a crispy salad.
The seeds, when toasted, are tasty and nutritious.
3. 'delicious'

Note that you do not usually describe sweet foods as 'tasty'. Instead, you can say that they are delicious.

Martha makes the most delicious chocolate pudding.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Delicious - variety of sweet eating apples
dessert apple, eating apple - an apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking
Golden Delicious, Yellow Delicious - a sweet eating apple with yellow skin
Red Delicious - a sweet eating apple with bright red skin; most widely grown apple worldwide
Adj.1.delicious - greatly pleasing or entertaining; "a delightful surprise"; "the comedy was delightful"; "a delicious joke"
pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"
2.delicious - extremely pleasing to the sense of tastedelicious - extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"

delicious

adjective
1. delectable, tasty, luscious, choice, savoury, palatable, dainty, mouthwatering, yummy (slang), scrumptious (informal), appetizing, toothsome, ambrosial, lekker (S. African slang), nectareous a wide selection of delicious meals to choose from
delectable unpleasant, distasteful, disagreeable

delicious

adjective
1. Highly pleasing, especially to the sense of taste:
Slang: yummy.
2. Giving great pleasure or delight:
Informal: darling.
Translations
شَهِيّلَذيذ، شَهِي
lahodný
lækkervelsmagende
herkullinen
slastan
finomízletes
ljúffengur
美味しい
맛있는
skaniaiskanumasskanus
gardsgaršīgs
delicios
lahodný
slasten
delikathärligläckersmakligutsökt
อร่อย
ngon

delicious

[dɪˈlɪʃəs] ADJ [food, taste, smell] → delicioso, exquisito, riquísimo; [sensation] → delicioso

delicious

[dɪˈlɪʃəs] adj
[food, taste] → délicieux/euse, exquis(e)
(= delightful) [feeling] → délicieux/euse
a delicious irony → une ironie délicieuse

delicious

adj
food etcköstlich, lecker (inf)
(= delightful)herrlich; in delicious anticipationvoll herrlicher Vorfreude

delicious

[dɪˈlɪʃəs] adjdelizioso/a, squisito/a

delicious

(diˈliʃəs) adjective
highly pleasing to the taste. a delicious meal.
deˈliciously adverb
deˈliciousness noun

delicious

شَهِيّ lahodný lækker köstlich πεντανόστιμος delicioso herkullinen délicieux slastan delizioso 美味しい 맛있는 lekker lekker wyborny delicioso восхитительный utsökt อร่อย lezzetli ngon 好吃的

delicious

a. delicioso-a; exquisito-a.
References in classic literature ?
The reader will perhaps imagine the sensations which now arose in Jones to have been so sweet and delicious, that they would rather tend to produce a chearful serenity in the mind, than any of those dangerous effects which we have mentioned; but in fact, sensations of this kind, however delicious, are, at their first recognition, of a very tumultuous nature, and have very little of the opiate in them.
A THRUSH was feeding on a myrtle-tree and did not move from it because its berries were so delicious.
Many of them were delicious in the role; one of them was the embodiment of every womanly grace and charm.
There was a deep red ruddy blush upon the room, and when the landlord stirred the fire, sending the flames skipping and leaping up--when he took off the lid of the iron pot and there rushed out a savoury smell, while the bubbling sound grew deeper and more rich, and an unctuous steam came floating out, hanging in a delicious mist above their heads--when he did this, Mr Codlin's heart was touched.
As a very distinguished flirt I have always been taught to consider her, but it has lately fallen In my way to hear some particulars of her conduct at Langford: which prove that she does not confine herself to that sort of honest flirtation which satisfies most people, but aspires to the more delicious gratification of making a whole family miserable.
The tide will suit at half-past ten; it will be a delicious time for a couple of hours to row to Luckreth and walk back, before the sun gets too hot.
The fruit was so daintily colored and so fragrant, and looked so appetizing and delicious that Dorothy stopped and exclaimed:
They had the most delicious dainties for the taking--strange breads and crackers, cheeses, sausages, sardines--wonderful foods that I never saw on our meagre home-table.
About all the rest there might be a doubt, but the velvet was delicious.
We struck into it, and it soon brought us by an indistinctly traced path to a comparatively clear space, at the further end of which we descried a number of the trees, the native name of which is 'annuee', and which bear a most delicious fruit.
If on such a night we could remain behind in the Gardens, as the famous Maimie Mannering did, we might see delicious sights, hundreds of lovely fairies hastening to the ball, the married ones wearing their wedding-rings round their waists, the gentlemen, all in uniform, holding up the ladies' trains, and linkmen running in front carrying winter cherries, which are the fairy-lanterns, the cloakroom where they put on their silver slippers and get a ticket for their wraps, the flowers streaming up from the Baby Walk to look on, and always welcome because they can lend a pin, the suppertable, with Queen Mab at the head of it, and behind her chair the Lord Chamberlain, who carries a dandelion on which he blows when Her Majesty wants to know the time.
During the next few minutes the rumor that Amy March had got twenty- four delicious limes (she ate one on the way) and was going to treat circulated through her `set', and the attentions of her friends became quite overwhelming.