Lus"cious (?), a. [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.

3.

Gratifying a depraved sense; obscene.

[R.]

Steele.

-- Lus"cious*ly, adv. -- Lus"cious*ness, n.

 

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