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toothsome

[tooth-suh m] /ˈtuθ səm/
adjective
1.
pleasing to the taste; palatable:
a toothsome dish.
2.
pleasing or desirable, as fame or power.
3.
voluptuous; sexually alluring:
a toothsome blonde.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; tooth + -some1
Related forms
toothsomely, adverb
toothsomeness, noun
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Examples for toothsome
  • toothsome and satisfying, brown rice is rice that hasn't been messed with.
  • Families placate the spirits daily with tasty offerings such as a bunch of bananas or a toothsome chunk of pork crackling.
  • Maybe it's the recession and the lack of toothsome commissions.
  • They are said to be much more toothsome than canned oysters.
British Dictionary definitions for toothsome

toothsome

/ˈtuːθsəm/
adjective
1.
of delicious or appetizing appearance, flavour, or smell
2.
attractive; alluring
Derived Forms
toothsomely, adverb
toothsomeness, noun
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Word Origin and History for toothsome
adj.

"pleasant to the taste," 1560s; the figurative sense of "attractive" (1550s) is a bit older; from tooth + -some (1).

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