• Pleasing to taste; tasty.
  • Metaphorically pleasing to taste; pleasing to the eyes or mind.
  • Having tremendous sex appeal.


  • From Middle English delicious, from Anglo-Norman delicious, from Old French delicious, from Late Latin deliciosus ("delicate, delicious"), from dēliciae, plural of dēlicia, from deliciō, from de- + laciō. Displaced native Middle English este ("delicious, favorable") (from Old English ēste ("delicious, dainty, luxurious, delicate")), Middle English wunli, wunlic (from Old English wynlīċ ("pleasant, beautiful, joyful")), Old English ēstelīc ("delicious, delicate, dainty").

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