Definition of toothsome in English:



  • 1(of food) temptingly tasty.

    ‘a toothsome morsel’
    • ‘The comfort of a warm bowl, the scent billowing from a savory sauce, and the toothsome bite of perfectly cooked pasta-there's nothing like it.’
    • ‘The half-moons of supple dough encase toothsome cabbage and mushroom, cheese and potato, or meat fillings; order the combination plate to cover all four food groups.’
    • ‘The bulging menu is simple but varied and especially good for seafood lovers with a choice of five prawn dishes, a toothsome crayfish pasta and numerous oyster and scallop offerings.’
    • ‘The Hippie déconfit was a hearty, toothsome choice, almost a mini-buffet of veggie pâté, guacamole, slices of white cheddar and a tomato coulis.’
    • ‘The pizza itself was pretty good: a substantial but not doughy malted wheat base, plenty of tomato sauce, enough cheese to be savoury and toothsome but not to make the whole thing sag.’
    • ‘In the end, she says, it all comes down to ingredients and she is pleased that it is getting easier to source toothsome, fresh ingredients.’
    • ‘In the bar, the waiter brings some toothsome little baby pizzas to eat.’
    • ‘He serves it on a toothsome, melt-in-the-mouth compote of beetroot, red onion and red cabbage, delicately flavoured with a hint of caraway and possibly cumin seed.’
    • ‘Little piped whirls of mashed potato, and crunchy steamed broccoli, carrots and mange tout, all toothsome and delicious.’
    • ‘Shrimp aside though, it was a rather toothsome soup; the broth in particular held the balance between sweet and savoury very satisfactorily.’
    • ‘My thoughts and ramblings were put on hold as the toothsome scent of bacon and omelets (the mystery goo in the basin) filtered into my room, permeating throughout the air and reaching my nostrils.’
    • ‘It was uncomplicated to prepare and surprisingly toothsome to a die-hard meat muncher.’
    • ‘Cheek on the grains after 15 minutes of cooking, then keep checking every. 10 minutes or so until the grains achieve the desired toothsome texture.’
    • ‘This paste is then mixed with fish and cooked and wrapped in a banana leaf, affording a nourishing and toothsome dish.’
    • ‘You only have until Tuesday to grab the last of this toothsome Aussie white, which delivers lots of mouthwateringly zesty tropical fruit that oozes with juicy melon and vanilla style.’
    • ‘When not off diving in his red, white and blue skin or modeling women's tropical wear, this Prince of Pulled Pork serves up the most toothsome barbecue in the Kill Devil Hills, NC environs.’
    • ‘The sweet potato pudding, which looks like a slice of pie, barely tastes like dessert: served warm, it had a toothsome texture and dominant ginger flavour, but little sweetness.’
    • ‘Now he produces toothsome truffles, made-to-order creations such as a chocolate lorry for a 60-year-old juggernaut driver, from his aromatic premises Monk Bar Chocolatiers in Goodramgate, York.’
    • ‘An oversized dollop of just-right gnocchi - the potato nubs possess toothsome heft instead of overcooked chewiness - melds tastefully with a tossing of skinny, nutty, yellow foot chanterelles in rich truffle cream sauce.’
    • ‘As seen in some rather toothsome chicken livers, the cooking can sometimes be vigorous rather than finely tuned, though the constituents are of uniform high quality (the fish, for example, is supplied by the venerated Corrigan's).’
    tasty, delicious, luscious, mouth-watering, delectable, succulent, palatable
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    1. 1.1informal (of a person) good-looking; attractive.
      ‘a toothsome bimbo’
      ‘I thought he was toothsome’
      • ‘At the other end of the spectrum, Steve puts romance so much ahead of his work as a journalist that he gets sent to Paris to put some distance between him and his boss's toothsome wife.’
      • ‘There was Macca, all apparently blond and toothsome, but the showers after training revealed his natural hair colour was ginger.’
      • ‘Cholly was to play his toothsome, verdant secretary who was, quiet bluntly, very dim.’
      • ‘Their daily highlights given to it by B4U which had acquired the rights, were part-anchored by the toothsome Annie.’
      • ‘So what is it that Milene likes about the toothsome millionaire Ronaldo?’
      • ‘Efficient it may be from an economic point of view, but it not only gets in the way of Daltrey's relationship with the toothsome Maddy: it threatens to leave him dead.’
      • ‘This could be the most handsome and toothsome Shakespearean cast I have ever seen.’