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DELICIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Delicious mean? 

DELICIOUS (noun)
  The noun DELICIOUS has 1 sense:

1. variety of sweet eating apples

  Familiarity information: DELICIOUS used as a noun is very rare.


DELICIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective DELICIOUS has 2 senses:

1. greatly pleasing or entertaining
2. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste

  Familiarity information: DELICIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DELICIOUS (noun)


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Meaning:

Variety of sweet eating apples

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("Delicious" is a kind of...):

dessert apple; eating apple (an apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Delicious"):

Golden Delicious; Yellow Delicious (a sweet eating apple with yellow skin)

Red Delicious (a sweet eating apple with bright red skin; most widely grown apple worldwide)


DELICIOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Greatly pleasing or entertaining

Synonyms:

delicious; delightful

Context examples:

a delightful surprise / the comedy was delightful / a delicious joke

Similar:

pleasing (giving pleasure and satisfaction)


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Meaning:

Extremely pleasing to the sense of taste

Synonyms:

scrumptious; pleasant-tasting; yummy; delectable; delicious; toothsome; luscious

Similar:

tasty (pleasing to the sense of taste)


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