Simple Definition of aphrodisiac
: something (such as a food, drink, or drug) that causes or increases sexual desire
Full Definition of aphrodisiac
: an agent (as a food or drug) that arouses or is held to arouse sexual desire
Origin of aphrodisiac
Greek aphrodisiakos sexual, gem with aphrodisiac properties, from aphrodisia heterosexual pleasures, from neuter plural of aphrodisios of Aphrodite, from Aphroditē
First Known Use: 1711
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