delicious

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Middle English delicious, from Anglo-Norman delicious, from Old French delicious, delicieus, from Late Latin dēliciōsu ‎(delicate, delicious), from dēliciae ‎(delights), plural of dēlicia ‎(pleasure), from deliciō ‎(I allure, I entice), from de- ‎(away) + laciō ‎(I lure, I deceive). Displaced native Middle English este ‎(delicious, favorable) (from Old English ēste ‎(delicious, dainty, luxurious, delicate)), Middle English wunlic, wunli ‎(delicious, joyous) (from Old English wynlīċ ‎(pleasant, beatiful, joyful)), Old English ēstelīc ‎(delicious, delicate, dainty).

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delicious ‎(comparative more delicious, superlative most delicious)

  1. Pleasing to taste; tasty.
  2. (colloquial) Metaphorically pleasing to taste; pleasing to the eyes or mind.

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Etymology[edit]

Latin, see above.

Adjective[edit]

delicious m

  1. delicious; tasty
  2. noble; courtly; courteous

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