Delectable De*lec"ta*ble, a. [OF. delitable, OF. delitable, F. d['e]lectable, fr. L. delectabilis, fr. delectare to delight. See {Delight}.] 1. Highly pleasing; delightful. [1913 Webster]

Delectable both to behold and taste. --Milton.

2. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste; same as {luscious}, 1.

Syn: delicious, luscious, pleasant-tasting, scrumptious, toothsome, yummy. [WordNet 1.5] -- {De*lec"ta*ble*ness}, n. -- {De*lec"ta*bly}, adv. -- {De*lec`ta*bil"i*ty}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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