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mouth-watering

[mouth-waw-ter-ing, -wot-er-] /ˈmaʊθˌwɔ tər ɪŋ, -ˌwɒt ər-/
adjective
1.
very appetizing in appearance, aroma, or description:
a mouth-watering dessert.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25
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British Dictionary definitions for mouthwatering

mouthwatering

/ˈmaʊθˌwɔːtərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
whetting the appetite, as from smell, appearance, or description
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Word Origin and History for mouthwatering

mouth-watering

adj.

1822, from mouth (n.) + water (v.).

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