from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sweet and pleasant to taste or smell: a luscious melon. See Synonyms at delicious.
- adj. Having strong sensual or sexual appeal; seductive.
- adj. Richly appealing to the senses or the mind: a luscious, vivid description.
- adj. Archaic Excessively sweet; cloying.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. sweet and pleasant; delicious
- adj. sexually appealing; seductive
- adj. obscene
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Sweet; delicious; very grateful to the taste; toothsome; excessively sweet or rich.
- adj. Cloying; fulsome.
- adj. Gratifying a depraved sense; obscene.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Very sweet, succulent, or savory; delicious; very pleasant to taste; hence, extremely pleasing to any of the senses or to the mind; enticingly delightful.
- Sweet or rich so as to cloy or nauseate; sweet to excess; hence, unctuous; fulsome.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
- adj. having strong sexual appeal
Middle English lucius, alteration of licious, perhaps short for delicious, delicious; see delicious.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From earlier lushious, lussyouse ("luscious, richly sweet, delicious"), a corruption of *lustious, from lusty (“pleasant, delicious”) + -ous. Shakespeare uses both lush (short for lushious) and lusty in the selfsame sense: 'How lush and lusty the grass looks'. —Temp. ii. I.52. See also lush, lusty. (Wiktionary)