adjective Archaic.

  1. fond of and eager for choice food.
  2. greedy; longing.
  3. lustful; lecherous.

adjective archaic

  1. lecherous or lustful
  2. greedy; gluttonous
  3. appetizing or tempting

adj.“fond of delicious fare,” c.1500, from Middle English likerous “pleasing to the palate” (late 13c.), from Anglo-French *likerous, Old French licherous (see lecherous). Unlike the French word, it generally kept close to its literal sense.

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