delicious


delicious
delicious c.1300 (implied in deliciously), from O.Fr. delicios (Mod.Fr. délicieux), from L.L. deliciosus "delicious, delicate," from L. delicia (pl. deliciae) "a delight, allurement, charm," from delicere "to allure, entice," from de- "away" (see DE- (Cf. de-)) + lacere "lure, deceive" (related to laqueus "noose, snare;" see LACE (Cf. lace)). As a name of a type of apple, attested from 1903, first grown by Jesse Hiatt of Iowa, U.S.A. Colloquial shortening delish is attested from 1920.

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