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

  • adj. Appealing to the sense of taste; appetizing: the mouthwatering aroma of a baking pie.

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  • adj. That is pleasing to the sense of taste; appetizing
  • adj. Enticing or tantalizing


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  • Unless you are a very big eater, my recommendation here is to share a plate of mixed "botanas" (appetizers) which includes carnitas, quesadillas, and cheese, and then ask to share a portion of the house speciality, "Trifajitas", prepared in mouthwatering style at your table.

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  • Marsha Mehran describes the food in mouthwatering detail -- with a dash of magic realism.

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  • He lovingly recalls the mouthwatering kid baby goat his dad would sometimes roast in their backyard.

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  • That is particularly true of Champagne, which tends to have the kind of mouthwatering acidity that matches well with food.

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  • A spokesman said the committee had "mouthwatering" proposals to put to the community following their meeting with the ministry of constitutional development.

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  • Forced to a more lucrative occupation, he had not forgotten his skills and this night had produced the kind of mouthwatering delicacies loved by the English Queen.

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  • In a kind of mouthwatering tango, he pranced past the boisterous tables of customers, holding a raw slab of beef on butcher's paper like a tray of drinks. -

  • 3L protested an administrative policy that unkosher food not be purchased for official school events by using his own funds to bring in "mouthwatering" nonkosher pizza.

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  • "mouthwatering" so it's quite possible my dogs were coached before I even open ed up the bag.

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  • What if I told you there was a race in which you sprint for two miles, scarf down 12 Krispy Kreme doughnuts (that's more than 2,000 gloriously mouthwatering calories) and sprint back?

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