moreish

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more +‎ -ish

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moreish (comparative more moreish, superlative most moreish)

  1. (Britain, informal, of food or drink) Causing one to want to have more.
    • 2011 December 15, Felicity Cloake, “How to cook the perfect nut roast”, in Guardian[1]:
      Rose Elliot's recipe [] consists of two layers of ground cashew nuts, mixed with breadcrumbs, onions, nutmeg and vegetable stock, and separated by a vibrant green herb stuffing, the main ingredient of which is also bread. Although surprisingly moist, thanks to the stock (indeed, the contrast between the crisp exterior and the squidgy middle is horribly moreish), the combination of parsley, garlic and breadcrumbs reminds me of a very fancy loaf of garlic bread – and all but overpowers the sweet flavour of the cashews.
    • 1788, Francis Grose, A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, Second edition:
      More-ish. This wine has but one fault, and that is, it is more-ish: i.e. more of it is wanted, or there is too little of it.

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