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1. Sweet and pleasant to taste or smell: a luscious melon. See Synonyms at delicious.
2. Richly appealing to the senses or the mind: a luscious, vivid description.
3. Having strong sensual or sexual appeal; attractive.
4. Archaic Excessively sweet; cloying.

[Middle English lucius, alteration of licious, perhaps short for delicious, delicious; see delicious.]

lus′cious·ly adv.
lus′cious·ness n.
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Noun1.lusciousness - extreme appetizingnesslusciousness - extreme appetizingness    
appetisingness, appetizingness - the property of stimulating the appetite
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[ˈlʌʃəsnɪs] Nexquisitez f; [of fruit] → suculencia f


nKöstlichkeit f; (of fruit also)Saftigkeit f; (of colour)Sattheit f; (of girl)knuspriges or appetitliches Aussehen (inf); (of figure)Üppigkeit f


(ˈlaʃəs) adjective
very sweet, juicy and delicious. a luscious peach.
ˈlusciousness noun
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As both maker and viewer I respond to the contradictions within the material, to the binaries defied--I am drawn to the lusciousness and the beauty of the material, yet held at a distance, afraid of its fragility and brittleness, the possibility for ruination and harm.
The lusciousness of Connie's meal stands in stark contrast to the descriptions of the food prepared inside Ruby's boundaries: Steward's sense of taste has been lost to chewing tobacco and a preference for fiery-hot peppers; Deacon "blow[s] out the brains of quail to keep his own from exploding," without a thought for the work his wife Soane will have to do to prepare his bloody prizes for dinner (104); even the Convent's gardens are more productive than those inside Ruby's boundaries.
However, he judges that the true Brandywine "has the lusciousness of a Burgundy wine and tastes as though minced parsley has been scattered over it.