• WordNet 3.6
    • adj delicious greatly pleasing or entertaining "a delightful surprise","the comedy was delightful","a delicious joke"
    • adj delicious extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
    • n Delicious variety of sweet eating apples
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1964 General Mills began marketing Lucky Charms cereal with pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers. The marshmallow bits (technically referred to as marbits) were invented in 1963 by John Holahan. The cereal is marketed using a leprechaun character named Lucky (L.C. Leprechaun is his full name) that touts his cereal as being "Magically Delicious." Over the years the various shapes and colors of the marshmallow bits in the cereal have undergone many changes.
    • Delicious Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious; effeminate. "Others, lastly, of a more delicious and airy spirit, retire themselves to the enjoyments of ease and luxury.""Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in decay.""No spring, nor summer, on the mountain seen,
      Smiles with gay fruits or with delightful green."
    • Delicious Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming. "Some delicious landscape.""One draught of spring's delicious air.""Were not his words delicious ?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Americans eat an average of 18 pounds of fresh apples each year. The most popular variety in the United States is the Red Delicious.
    • delicious Pleasing in the highest degree; most sweet or grateful to the senses; affording exquisite pleasure: as, a delicious viand; a delicious odor; delicious fruit or wine.
    • delicious Most pleasing to the mind; yielding exquisite delight; delightful.
    • delicious Delicate; luxurious; dainty; addicted to or seeking pleasure.
    • delicious Synonyms Delicious, Delightful, luscious, savory. Delicious is highly agreeable to some sense, generally that of taste, sometimes that of smell or of hearing. Delightful is highly agreeable to the mind; it is always supersensuous, except perhaps as sight or hearing is sometimes the immediate means to high mental pleasure. Delicious food, odors, music; delightful thoughts, hopes, anticipations, news.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Delicious de-lish′us full of delicacies: highly pleasing to the senses: affording exquisite pleasure
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  • Walt Whitman
    “Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.”
  • Gilda Radner
    Gilda Radner
    “Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    “Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”
  • Jean Genet
    “Would Hamlet have felt the delicious fascination of suicide if he hadn't had an audience, and lines to speak?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. delicieus, F. délicieux, L. deliciosus, fr. deliciae, delight, fr. delicere, to allure. See Delight
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. deliciosusdeliciæ.


In literature:

A delicious wave of joy and of satisfaction animated him.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
The balmy air was soft, delicious, almost divine.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
I never enjoyed a more delicious draught.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The air was deliciously mild, the landscape before me lovely and grand.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866" by Various
Some dried beef on a plate on the end of the table was also delicious.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
You cannot think what a delicious morning it is.
"Molly Bawn" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Two weeks of delicious grass had done wonders for him.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The water was delicious at that place.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
An omelette would be delicious, provided she could make one properly.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
What can express the delicious pleasure of the sea in a tropical climate.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton

In poetry:

I would not like to live to be very old,
To be stripped cold and bare
Of all my leafage that was green and gold
In the delicious air.
"A Song Of Going" by Katharine Tynan
Then through my heart delicious madness ran,
Making it beat full strong;
And headlong into all the miraged plan
I wildly rush'd along.
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson
“ 'Tis not the most delicious flower
That leaves the scent of Spring,
Nor is it yet the brightest bird
That loads his heart to sing.
"The Loving Tree" by John Shaw Neilson
One look of thine is heavenly calm,
Where horror broods with sullen wing;
One tear a soft delicious balm,
Where all the tongues of envy sting.
"Ode On Sympathy" by Emma Lyon
A little patch of dark-green moss,
Whose softness grew of quiet ways
(With all its deep, delicious floss)
In slumb’rous suns of summer days.
"Mountain Moss" by Henry Kendall
The glutton groans, and loathes to eat,
His soul abhors delicious meat;
Nature, with heavy loads oppressed,
Would yield to death to be released.
"Psalm 107 part 3" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Here's the delicious birthday breakfast that Scott & Heather provided for me this morning.
The simple chocolate cake turned out simply delicious.
Tom Turkey was delicious once again.
It's the most delicious meal of the day.
Eclairs are delicious and now you don't have to go to a bakery to get one.
It's a flavor of frozen treat delicious no matter the form, but which do you like best.
A delicious dessert treat for any chocolate lover.
Easy, delicious Chocolate Mousse that no one will know is made out of Avocados.
BEVE RLY HILLS —Nothing eases a troubled mind like a delicious piece of chocolate.
Chomp change Marin's ever-evolving restaurant scene is looking quite delicious.
Peter Clarac's delicious recipe won Best of Show in the cheese contest at the 2009 State Fair of Texas.
Fast, Cheap & Delicious Asian Noodle Recipes.
Unexpected combinations can lead to delicious results.
Sargento has introduced a new line of natural cheeses that combine two delicious flavors into one unique taste.
As the 15th Napa Valley AVA, Calistoga's sharp heat results in some of the most delicious full-bodied, tannic red wines.

In science:

These collaborative taggings, used for example in Flickr and Delicious websites, contribute to the development of a Semantic Web, in which any Web page contains machine-readable metadata that describe its content.
Evaluating Quality of Chaotic Pseudo-Random Generators: Application to Information Hiding
It is not clear to the author whether the natural appearance of a light–cone second–quantized field theory of strings from matrix theory represents more than a delicious irony.
On Second-Quantized Open Superstring Theory
We are thankful for their community service and for the usual great French hospitality (and for the delicious food, of course).
Fusion11 Conference Summary
Also, I would like to thank Boksun Han for delicious Korean dinners.
Symmetries and interactions in matrix string theory
Collaborative tagging systems, such as Delicious, CiteULike, and others, allow users to annotate resources, e.g., Web pages or scientific papers, with descriptive labels called tags.
Modeling Social Annotation: a Bayesian Approach