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Examples of scrumptious in a Sentence
baked a scrumptious chocolate cake
Recent Examples of scrumptious from the Web
Their most popular times are during scallop season, which runs from July 1 through Sept. 10, where visitors can visit the nearby Keaton Beach and hunt for these scrumptious Florida treats.
The Best Cook in the World, by Rick Bragg Rick Bragg’s scrumptious food memoir is a tribute to his region, his family, and his mother, who was an unschooled but gifted cook.
The biz, which had its grand opening at the end of March, serves breakfast, lunch and their scrumptious love child, brunch.
This will make for scrumptious spectacle, but spectacle is a vacuous substitute for policy.
Now lobster is considered by many to be a scrumptious delicacy.
Their frozen food is some of the most scrumptious around, and much of it is good for you, too!
While this is not a kids' restaurant per se, the kitchen did a wonderful job accommodating a youngster with us on one visit, allowing for a half-portion of a scrumptious Bolognese dish.
Invasive Asiatic carp and tilapia, introduced by the government to increase food security in underserved communities, have now supplanted the axolotl as the top predators, and are known for picking off the scrumptious juveniles.
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Did You Know?
First appearing in English in 1830, "scrumptious" is a mouth-watering word that is used to describe what is delightful and delectable. It probably originated as an alteration of "sumptuous," and it carries the elegant and wonderful connotations of its parent. (Sumptuous derives via Middle English from the Latin verb sumere, meaning "to take or spend.") British author Roald Dahl had some fun with "scrumptious," and created a delightful coinage, when he inserted the infix "-diddly-" into the word to make "scrumdiddlyumptious," the word that chocolate magnate Willy Wonka uses to name his best-selling treats in his novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964).
SCRUMPTIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scrumptious for English Language Learners
: very pleasant to taste
SCRUMPTIOUS Defined for Kids
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