a) Delicious.

"Its a lot nicer than going round by the road; that is so dusty and hot," said Diana practically, peeping into her dinner basket and mentally calculating if the three juicy, toothsome, raspberry tarts reposing there were divided among ten girls, how many bites each girl would have.

b) Sexually attractive.

In 1919 he had been waiting at a bus stop, en route to his initiation as a Freemason: a toothsome blonde had crossed his path, and he had stalked off after her instead.

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  • Toothsome — Tooth some, a. Grateful to the taste; palatable. {Tooth some*ly}, adv. {Tooth some*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] Though less toothsome to me, they were more wholesome for me. Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • toothsome — (adj.) pleasant to the taste, 1560s; the figurative sense of attractive (1550s) is a bit older; from TOOTH (Cf. tooth) + SOME (Cf. some) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • toothsome — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of food) temptingly tasty. 2) informal attractive; alluring …   English terms dictionary

  • toothsome — [to͞oth′səm] adj. [ TOOTH + SOME1] 1. pleasing to the taste; palatable 2. attractive, esp. sexually attractive toothsomely adv. toothsomeness n …   English World dictionary

  • toothsome — adjective Date: 1551 1. a. agreeable, attractive b. sexually attractive < a toothsome blonde > 2. of palatable flavor and pleasing texture ; delicious < crisp toothsome fried chicken > Synonyms: see palatable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toothsome — toothsomely, adv. toothsomeness, n. /toohth seuhm/, adj. 1. pleasing to the taste; palatable: a toothsome dish. 2. pleasing or desirable, as fame or power. 3. voluptuous; sexually alluring: a toothsome blonde. [1545 55; TOOTH + SOME1] * * * …   Universalium

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