adjective de·li·cious \di-ˈli-shəs\

: very pleasant to taste

: having a smell that suggests a very pleasant taste

: very pleasing or enjoyable

Full Definition of DELICIOUS

:  affording great pleasure :  delightful <delicious anecdotes>
:  appealing to one of the bodily senses especially of taste or smell
de·li·cious·ly adverb
de·li·cious·ness noun

Examples of DELICIOUS

  1. This is the most delicious ice cream I have ever eaten.
  2. Delicious aromas were floating from the kitchen.
  3. a delicious bit of gossip


Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin deliciosus, from Latin deliciae delights, from delicere to allure
First Known Use: 14th century


plural De·li·cious·es or Delicious

Definition of DELICIOUS

:  a sweet red or yellow eating apple of United States origin that has a crown of five rounded prominences on the end opposite the stem

First Known Use of DELICIOUS

circa 1903

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall
DELICIOUSNESS Defined for Kids


adjective de·li·cious \di-ˈli-shəs\

Definition of DELICIOUS for Kids

:  giving great pleasure especially to the taste or smell
de·li·cious·ly adverb


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