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Webster 1913 Edition


Luscious

Lus′cious

,
Adj.
[Prob. for
lustious
, fr.
lusty
, or perh. a corruption of
luxurious
. Cf.
Lush
,
Lusty
.]
1.
Sweet; delicious; very grateful to the taste; toothsome; excessively sweet or rich.
And raisins keep their
luscious
, native taste.
Dryden.
2.
Cloying; fulsome.
He had a tedious,
luscious
way of talking.
Jeffrey.
Lus′cious-ly
,
adv.
Lus′cious-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Luscious

LUS'CIOUS

,
Adj.
[I know not the origin and affinities of this word.]
1.
Sweet or rich so as to cloy or nauseate; sweet to excess; as luscious food.
2.
Very sweet; delicious; grateful to the taste.
And raisins keep their luscious native taste.
3.
Pleasing; delightful.
He will bait him in with the luscious proposal of some gainful purchase.
4.
Fullsome; as luscious flattery.
5.
Smutty; obscene. [Unusual.]

Definition 2021


luscious

luscious

English

Alternative forms

  • lushious (obsolete)

Adjective

luscious (comparative more luscious, superlative most luscious)

  1. sweet and pleasant; delicious
    • 1863, H.S. Thompson, Down by the River Liv'd a Maiden
      Her lips were like two luscious beefsteaks
    • 1900, L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz
      There were lovely patches of greensward all about, with stately trees bearing rich and luscious fruits.
  2. sexually appealing; seductive
    • 1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of Fanny Hill: A New and Genuine Edition from the Original Text
      With one hand he gently disclosed the lips of that luscious mouth of nature
  3. obscene
    • 1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of Fanny Hill: A New and Genuine Edition from the Original Text
      Hitherto I had been indebted only to the girls of the house for the corruption of my innocence: their luscious talk, in which modesty was far from respected

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