American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Sweet and pleasant to taste or smell: a luscious melon. See Synonyms at delicious.
- adj. Having strong sensual or sexual appeal; seductive.
- adj. Richly appealing to the senses or the mind: a luscious, vivid description.
- adj. Archaic Excessively sweet; cloying.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Very sweet, succulent, or savory; delicious; very pleasant to taste; hence, extremely pleasing to any of the senses or to the mind; enticingly delightful.
- Sweet or rich so as to cloy or nauseate; sweet to excess; hence, unctuous; fulsome.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Sweet; delicious; very grateful to the taste; toothsome; excessively sweet or rich.
- adj. Cloying; fulsome.
- adj. rare Gratifying a depraved sense; obscene.
- adj. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
- adj. having strong sexual appeal
- From earlier lushious, lussyouse ("luscious, richly sweet, delicious"), a corruption of *lustious, from lusty (“pleasant, delicious”) + -ous. Shakespeare uses both lush (short for lushious) and lusty in the selfsame sense: 'How lush and lusty the grass looks'. —Temp. ii. I.52. See also lush, lusty. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English lucius, alteration of licious, perhaps short for delicious, delicious; see delicious. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Splendid materials -- materials that the hand of an artist would make luscious -- egad, sir; _luscious_ -- utterly ruined in the handling.”
“When we moved in luscious purple grapes hung from them ... last yr not such luck.”
“Out mid-October: a biopic on Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division, shot in luscious black and white by renowned photographer and music video director Anton Corbijn.”
“I feel a little bit like a commercial using the word luscious, but this cup of custardy tofu, dressed with a thin layer of light soy sauce really was luscious.”
“Bock beer is of a darker colour than the common lager, and possesses a certain luscious flavour, being spiced with an infusion of coriander or some such aromatic seed.”
“My seven-year-old daughter, who'd only consented to make this Swedish journey when told she'd be sleeping in a real farmhouse, pronounced her peanut butter and jelly sandwich "luscious" -- an adjective she usually reserves for things like pink and green breakfast cereals.”
“The Sichuan Wonton with Red Oil was once again luscious perfection (the sauce is too good to waste and so I add a few forkfuls of their (somehow) delicately seasoned plain white rice to soak up the sauce when done.”
“But on his end, the marriage plummets quickly from him preening about landing someone another character calls "luscious" to displays of intense, irrational jealousy.”
“However pleasant it may be to the palate while we are feeding on it, it is sure to leave a bitter relish behind it; and so far, indeed, it may be called a luscious morsel, that the most greedy appetites are soon glutted, and the most eager longing for it is soon turned into loathing and repentance.”
“Large and luscious, that is, if you pluck some of those fruits now, before they get much bigger.”
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