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NOUN (1)

1. variety of sweet eating apples;


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. greatly pleasing or entertaining;
- Example: "a delightful surprise"
- Example: "the comedy was delightful"
- Example: "a delicious joke"
[syn: delightful, delicious]

2. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste;
[syn: delectable, delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Some delicious landscape. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster] One draught of spring's delicious air. --Keble. [1913 Webster] Were not his words delicious? --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious; effeminate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in decay. --Smith. [1913 Webster] No spring, nor summer, on the mountain seen, Smiles with gay fruits or with delightful green. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

delicious adj 1: greatly pleasing or entertaining; "a delightful surprise"; "the comedy was delightful"; "a delicious joke" [syn: delightful, delicious] 2: extremely pleasing to the sense of taste [syn: delectable, delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy] n 1: variety of sweet eating apples
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

98 Moby Thesaurus words for "delicious": OK, ace-high, adorable, agreeable, ambrosial, amusing, appetizing, bad, bang-up, bonzer, boss, bully, but good, charming, choice, comestible, cool, corking, crackerjack, dainty, dandy, darling, delectable, delicate, delightful, ducky, eatable, edible, enchanting, engaging, enjoyable, entertaining, esculent, exquisite, fab, fascinating, fine and dandy, flavorful, flavorsome, gear, good, good to eat, good-tasting, great, groovy, gustable, gusty, heavenly, heavy, hot, hunky-dory, jam-up, juicy, just dandy, keen, kosher, likable, luscious, lush, marvy, mean, mouth-watering, neat, nectareous, nectarous, nice, nifty, nobby, of gourmet quality, okay, out of sight, palatable, peachy, peachy-keen, pleasant, pleasing, pleasurable, rare, ripping, rum, sapid, savorous, savory, scrumptious, slap-up, smashing, solid, something else, spiffing, spiffy, stunning, succulent, swell, tasty, toothsome, tough, wizard, yummy