Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English likerous, perhaps from Old French lecheor, lekier; see lecher.]

Examples

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  • Greedy, desirous; lecherous.

    May 12, 2008