luscious

[luhsh-uhs]
adjective
1.
highly pleasing to the taste or smell: luscious peaches.
2.
richly satisfying to the senses or the mind: the luscious style of his poetry.
3.
richly adorned; luxurious: luscious furnishings.
4.
arousing physical, or sexual, desire; voluptuous: a luscious figure.
5.
sweet to excess; cloying.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English lucius, unexplained variant of licius, aphetic variant of delicious

lusciously, adverb
lusciousness, noun
overluscious, adjective
overlusciously, adverb
overlusciousness, noun


1. delectable, palatable. See delicious.


1. disgusting, unpalatable.
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luscious (ˈlʌʃəs)
 
adj
1.  extremely pleasurable, esp to the taste or smell
2.  very attractive
3.  archaic cloying
 
[C15 lucius, licius, perhaps a shortened form of delicious]
 
'lusciously
 
adv
 
'lusciousness
 
n

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luscious
early 15c., variant of licius, which is perhaps a shortening of delicious.
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Example sentences
They are also more likely to be tempted by the luscious plums hanging from the
  trees.
It will then be a beautifully formed mound of luscious dessert.
If luscious diversity characterizes the tropical east, then in the domain of
  the western potentate productivity is king.
But all of these heirlooms are evenly deep-hued and luscious on the inside, as
  crimson and soft as mouth flesh.
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