from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Greatly pleasing; delightful.
- adj. Greatly pleasing to the taste; delicious. See Synonyms at delicious.
- n. Something delightful or delicious: a feast of home-cooked delectables.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pleasing to the taste; delicious.
- n. Something fitting the above description.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Highly pleasing; delightful.
- adj. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste; same as luscious, 1.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Delightful, especially to any of the senses; highly pleasing; charming; affording great enjoyment or pleasure: as, “delectable bowers,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
- adj. capable of arousing desire
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dēlectābilis, from dēlectāre, to please; see delight.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin delectare ("to delight"). (Wiktionary)