luscious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj luscious having strong sexual appeal "juicy barmaids","a red-hot mama","a voluptuous woman","a toothsome blonde in a tight dress"
    • adj luscious extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Luscious Cloying; fulsome. "He had a tedious, luscious way of talking."
    • Luscious Gratifying a depraved sense; obscene.
    • Luscious Sweet; delicious; very grateful to the taste; toothsome; excessively sweet or rich. "And raisins keep their luscious , native taste."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • luscious Very sweet, succulent, or savory; delicious; very pleasant to taste; hence, extremely pleasing to any of the senses or to the mind; enticingly delightful.
    • luscious Sweet or rich so as to cloy or nauseate; sweet to excess; hence, unctuous; fulsome.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Luscious lush′us sweet in a great degree: delightful: fulsome, as flattery
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Quotations

  • Walt Whitman
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    “I dote on myself, there is that lot of me and all so luscious.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. for lustious, fr. lusty, or perh. a corruption of luxurious,. Cf. Lush Lusty
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old form lushious, from lusty.

Usage

In literature:

After stealing several luscious apples, I presented them to another walking milk-tank.
"'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany" by Gerald Featherstone Knight
The October day had been luscious and fair Like a woman of thirty.
"Three Women" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
She saw a boat filled with those luscious vegetables which wrote typhus for any white person who ate them.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
It is hard to see the luscious fruit within one's reach and to refrain from even touching it.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
All were luscious, and many, particularly the preserved rose leaves, were even delicate.
"Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833" by John Auldjo
Ah, I would give half of my existence to be allowed to kiss those luscious lips!
"City Crimes" by Greenhorn
Nay, a peach rather, ripe and luscious.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
Tasted these wines; found them sweet and luscious, too much so for my palate.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
This was four hundred years ago, and to-day the same flowers and the same luscious fruits grow upon the soil in similar abundance.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
A very sweet, luscious wine.
"In Convent Walls" by Emily Sarah Holt
Summer with its warm luscious glow, and autumn with its clear calm repose, have their own special charms.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
How we enjoyed the fruit, luscious and juicy, and so refreshing after our ride!
"Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California" by Mary Evarts Anderson
The fruit-market is equally remarkable for variety and lusciousness.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
All around the ceiling from the smoky rafters hang strings of large dried persimmons, almost as sweet and luscious as figs.
"Harper's Young People, January 13, 1880" by Various
He tasted it, and found the apple quite as luscious as it had been in his dream.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
And the lady gave me some cake and such a luscious pear, and asked me to come again.
"A Modern Cinderella" by Amanda M. Douglas
Her dark lips, luscious as red grapes, were parted slightly, showing even, white teeth.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
There were whole pages of description, and anything so lovely, so luscious, as the places and people described I never did dream.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
It may be generally described as an elaborate and luscious form of nonsense.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
It seemed to make them look more luscious, somehow.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, January 25th, 1890" by Various
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In poetry:

The luscious fruits which please the taste
And please the eye as well,
Sometimes reduced to rot and waste,
Ere from the tree they fell--
"Undecaying Fruit" by Joseph Horatio Chant
The farmers now should all adorn
A few fields with sweet southern corn,
It is luscious, thick and tall,
The beauty of the fields in fall.
"Ensilage" by James McIntyre
For twenty guests the feast is laid
With luscious wines and viands rare,
And perfumes such as might persuade
The very gods to revel there.
"Forty Years After" by John Marchborn Cooley
Went far into the tangled wild,
Her little pail with luscious treasure
Of berries ripe to fill—the child
Knew they would give her mother pleasure;
"The Black Snakes" by Janet Hamilton
Where sleek red kine, and dappled, crunch day-long
Thick, luscious blades and purple clover-heads,
Nigh me I still can mark
Cool fields of beaded grass.
"Fog" by Emma Lazarus
And look like heaven dissolved. A tender flush
Of blended rose and purple light, o'er all
The luscious landscape spreads like pleasure's blush,
And glows o'er wave, sky, flower, cottage, and palm-tree tall.
"Twilight Thoughts" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

Joshua Pribanic Ribeye gets luscious at Red Gables Mesquite Grill in Sandusky.
One of the prettiest ways to cool off this spring: a pastel polish in any of these luscious shades.
(CNN) -- "Sweet Simplicity," by master chef and prolific cookbook author Jacques Pépin , is an all-seasonal tribute to the luscious qualities of fruit.
Bard Valley Natural Delights is offering consumers a convenient new way to enjoy the lusciousness and all-around snackability of Medjools with the introduction of Natural Delights Pitted Medjool Dates.
There are six luscious beauties eying the Babe of the Week crown, but it's up to you to choose.
Warm cherries topped with luscious ricotta cheese and toasted almonds makes for a rich-tasting yet calorie-conscious treat.
Purists regard using a helicopter to reach luscious mountain locales as somehow unfair.
Meat sandwich at The Main in Montreal features fresh rye bread and lusciously tender beef brisket .
A Luscious Italian Cabernet .
Any way you slice it, cantaloupe 's a luscious and cool choice for summer meals.
Chardonnay , a wine that's notoriously difficult to match with food, finds its soul mate in a luscious salmon potpie.
One look at Nicole Sherzinger's luscious locks in the commercial for Herbal Essences' new Honey I'm Strong line had us rushing out to the nearest drugstore to snag a jar of the rinse-off treatment.
From the creatively segued imagery to Adelle's luscious vocals, this is definitely a high point in opening credit songs and opening title sequences, period.
They give zest to our cooking, zing to our teas and luscious tang to our baked goods.
Just ask anybody who's been lucky enough to have eaten their scrumptious cookies, luscious pies, fluffy cakes and wholesome breads.
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