American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Delicious; luscious: a toothsome pie. See Synonyms at delicious.
- adj. Pleasant; attractive: a toothsome offer.
- adj. Sexually attractive or exciting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Palatable; pleasing to the taste; relishing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Grateful to the taste; palatable.
- adj. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
- adj. having strong sexual appeal
- adj. acceptable to the taste or mind
- tooth + -some (Wiktionary)
“Kev's roasted root-veg dish (above) is a huge hit, as is Bryan's goat cheese ravioli, and it's a battle of the short ribs for their meat courses: B's comes fig-glazed and flavorful, while K's ropy - sorry, "toothsome" - presentation with polenta is slightly less well-received.”
“I like to call it toothsome or dense meat," says McLagan.”
“I dislike intensely two words often found in food writing "toothsome" and "veggies".”
“Not sure why, but they both make my skin crawl or in the case of "toothsome", my teeth itch.”
“That funny-looking squash became part of a toothsome sage risotto; the quince jam is delicious on the bread we also bought.”
“We shall have flapjacks fried in bacon grease, and sugar, which is more toothsome —”
“Another superb actor, Bill Nighy—he was the voice of Davy Jones in the "Pirates" films—is Rattlesnake Jake, Rango's toothsome, slithersome nemesis.”
“Add the remaining collards and cook, covered at first for about half the time and then uncovered until tender but still toothsome.”
“Therefore, we need the Greenback to gain strength, because our depreciated dollar looks more toothsome to the American consumer.”
“Dracula' 1992 Gary Oldman stars in the toothsome title role of what is also known as "Bram Stoker's Dracula" or "Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula"; the title variants may have been efforts to avoid litigation by Universal Studios, which had laid claim to ownership of the title "Dracula" plain and simple.”
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