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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delicious  \De*li"cious\,  a.  [OF.  delicieus,  F.  d['e]licieux,  L. 
  deliciosus,  fr  deliciae  delight,  fr  delicere  to  allure.  See 
  {Delight}.] 
  1.  Affording  exquisite  pleasure;  delightful;  most  sweet  or 
  grateful  to  the  senses  especially  to  the  taste;  charming. 
 
  Some  delicious  landscape.  --Coleridge. 
 
  One  draught  of  spring's  delicious  air.  --Keble. 
 
  Were  not  his  words  delicious?  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  Addicted  to  pleasure;  seeking  enjoyment;  luxurious; 
  effeminate.  [Obs.] 
 
  Others  lastly,  of  a  more  delicious  and  airy  spirit, 
  retire  themselves  to  the  enjoyments  of  ease  and 
  luxury.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  {Delicious},  {Delightful}. 
 
  Usage:  Delicious  refers  to  the  pleasure  derived  from  certain 
  of  the  senses  particularly  the  taste  and  smell;  as 
  delicious  food;  a  delicious  fragrance.  Delightful  may 
  also  refer  to  most  of  the  senses  (as,  delightful 
  music;  a  delightful  prospect;  delightful  sensations), 
  but  has  a  higher  application  to  matters  of  taste, 
  feeling,  and  sentiment;  as  a  delightful  abode, 
  conversation,  employment;  delightful  scenes,  etc 
 
  Like  the  rich  fruit  he  sings,  delicious  in 
  decay.  --Smith. 
 
  No  spring,  nor  summer,  on  the  mountain  seen, 
  Smiles  with  gay  fruits  or  with  delightful  green. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  delicious 
  adj  1:  greatly  pleasing  or  entertaining;  "a  delightful  surprise"; 
  "the  comedy  was  delightful";  "a  delicious  joke"  [syn: 
  {delightful}] 
  2:  extremely  pleasing  to  the  sense  of  taste  [syn:  {delectable}, 
  {luscious},  {pleasant-tasting},  {scrumptious},  {toothsome}, 
  {yummy}] 
  n  :  variety  of  sweet  eating  apples  [syn:  {Delicious}] 




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