Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lascivious; lecherous.
  • adj. Greedy; desirous.
  • adj. Archaic Relishing good food.
  • adj. Obsolete Arousing hunger; appetizing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy.
  • adj. Lecherous; lustful.
  • adj. Tempting the appetite; dainty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy.
  • adj. Tempting the appetite; dainty.
  • adj. Lecherous; lustful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as lickerous, 1.
  • Same as lickerous, 2.
  • Such as to tempt the appetite; of dainty quality.

Etymologies

Middle English likerous, perhaps from Old French lecheor, lekier; see lecher.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Greedy, desirous; lecherous.

    May 12, 2008