toothsome

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj toothsome acceptable to the taste or mind "palatable food","a palatable solution to the problem"
    • adj toothsome having strong sexual appeal "juicy barmaids","a red-hot mama","a voluptuous woman","a toothsome blonde in a tight dress"
    • adj toothsome extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Toothsome Grateful to the taste; palatable. "Though less toothsome to me, they were more wholesome for me."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • toothsome Palatable; pleasing to the taste; relishing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Toothsome pleasant to the taste
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tóth (pl. téth, also tóthas); cog. with Goth. tunthus, L. dens, dent-is, Gr. o-dous, o-dont-os, Sans. danta.

Usage

In literature:

Gookin says it was sweet, toothsome, and hearty.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
They were quite large, and were a toothsome morsel for hungry men.
"A Lieutenant at Eighteen" by Oliver Optic
His ignorance of the law of silence, the universal law of the wild, deprived him of many toothsome morsels.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
It wasn't simply that they were so toothsome, but that they were somehow so important and so historic.
"A Small Boy and Others" by Henry James
Result: the most toothsome of Italy's pies.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Revenge is toothsome to me.
"Saronia" by Richard Short
Forty of them; tough as leather, of course, but toothsome when you have nothing else.
"The Kopje Garrison" by George Manville Fenn
He was deeply affected by her story, and recalled the child who suggested faint memories of toothsome berries.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
In a moment the dog, with natural curiosity, pounced upon it, and finding it to be a toothsome delicacy, could not resist it.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
The magic portal to a world of toothsome delights.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
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In poetry:

And, sweetest maid in all New York,
When all ungracefully you pierce
The toothsome oyster with your fork
I realize you're pretty fierce;
But such a feat, be't understood,
Nor Venus nor Diana could.
"Love Gustatory" by Franklin Pierce Adams
He has a smile, oh! like the sun!
And his face is round and bland,
His bright eyes twinkle and glow with fun,
As the children kiss his hand.
And everything toothsome, melting, sweet,
He scatters freely before their feet.
"The King Of Candyland" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

That punch was based on genever, but one just as toothsome can be made with Barbadian rum.
Toothsome pie worthy of its cult following: Emilia 's Pizzeria.
THE EXCRUCIATING HISTORY OF DENTISTRY Toothsome Tales & Oral Oddities From Babylon to Braces.
Whole-grain bulgur adds another layer of toothsome texture and nutritional heft.
Maybe it's the recession and the lack of toothsome commissions.
The chunky sauce is compatible with a toothsome and visually interesting pasta, such as long fusilli or perciatelli.
View full size Michael Lloyd/The Oregoniani Wheat berries are nutty-tasting and toothsome, especially in this light and refreshing gazpacho-style salad.
Lana Del Rey has adopted a rather toothsome look.
) cuisine, saag paneer is a toothsome curry of spinach or mustard greens and the homemade cheese called paneer.
Part 2' review: Mediocre Twilight series closes with toothsome farewell.
Art experience with a toothsome taste.
Toothsome pie worthy of its cult following: Emilia's Pizzeria.
To Farrar and many protesters, Wahoo 's exaggerated features and toothsome grin trivialize and mock their history.
Order the toothsome gumbo at this branch of the New Orleans–themed Floridian chainlet on the central square.
(To get the pasta just right, taste it -- you want it al dente: cooked but still toothsome.
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