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[luhsh-uh s] /ˈlʌʃ əs/

highly pleasing to the taste or smell:
luscious peaches.
richly satisfying to the senses or the mind:
the luscious style of his poetry.
richly adorned; luxurious:
luscious furnishings.
arousing physical, or sexual, desire; voluptuous:
a luscious figure.
sweet to excess; cloying.
extremely pleasurable, esp to the taste or smell
very attractive
(archaic) cloying

late 15c., perhaps a variant (with form perhaps influenced by Old French luxure, lusure) of Middle English licius “delicious” (c.1400), which is perhaps a shortening of delicious, but OED is against this. Related: Lusciously; lusciousness.


Very attractive; dishy, sexy, zoftig (1748+)


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