adjective lus·cious \ˈlə-shəs\

: having a very appealing taste or smell

: richly appealing

: very physically attractive

Full Definition of LUSCIOUS

a :  having a delicious taste or smell :  sweet
b archaic :  excessively sweet :  cloying
:  sexually attractive :  seductive, sexy
a :  richly luxurious or appealing to the senses
b :  excessively ornate
lus·cious·ly adverb
lus·cious·ness noun

Examples of LUSCIOUS

  1. chocolate cake with a luscious whipped cream topping
  2. <a luscious strawberry bursting with juice>

Origin of LUSCIOUS

Middle English lucius, perhaps alteration of licius, short for delicious
First Known Use: 15th century
LUSCIOUSLY Defined for Kids


adjective lus·cious \ˈlə-shəs\

Definition of LUSCIOUS for Kids

:  having a delicious taste or smell <Children gathered around and stared longingly at the luscious fruit while the adults gulped with their mouths watering. — Grace Lin, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon>
:  delightful to hear, see, or feel <a luscious singing voice>


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