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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·li·cious /dɪˈlɪʃəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·li·cious a.
 1. Affording exquisite pleasure; delightful; most sweet or grateful to the senses, especially to the taste; charming.
    Some delicious landscape.   --Coleridge.
    One draught of spring's delicious air.   --Keble.
    Were not his words delicious?   --Tennyson.
 2. Addicted to pleasure; seeking enjoyment; luxurious; effeminate. [Obs.]
    Others, lastly, of a more delicious and airy spirit, retire themselves to the enjoyments of ease and luxury.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Delicious, Delightful.
 Usage: Delicious refers to the pleasure derived from certain of the senses, particularly the taste and smell; as, delicious food; a delicious fragrance. Delightful may also refer to most of the senses (as, delightful music; a delightful prospect; delightful sensations), but has a higher application to matters of taste, feeling, and sentiment; as, a delightful abode, conversation, employment; delightful scenes, etc.
    Like the rich fruit he sings, delicious in decay.   --Smith.
 No spring, nor summer, on the mountain seen,
 Smiles with gay fruits or with delightful green.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: greatly pleasing or entertaining; "a delightful surprise";
             "the comedy was delightful"; "a delicious joke" [syn:
      2: extremely pleasing to the sense of taste [syn: delectable,
          luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome,
      n : variety of sweet eating apples