delicious

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From Middle English delicious, from Anglo-Norman delicious, from Old French delicious, delicieux, from Late Latin dēliciōsus(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 wunli, wunlic(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.
    The irony is delicious!
  3. (slang) Having tremendous sex appeal.

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Latin, see above.

Adjective[edit]

delicious m ‎(oblique and nominative feminine singular deliciouse)

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

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