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delicacies, plural;
  1. The quality of being delicate, in particular

  2. Fineness or intricacy of texture or structure
    • - miniature pearls of exquisite delicacy
  3. Susceptibility to illness or adverse conditions; fragility

  4. The quality of requiring discretion or sensitivity
    • - the delicacy of the situation
  5. Tact and consideration
    • - I have to treat this matter with the utmost delicacy
  6. Accuracy of perception; sensitiveness

  7. A choice or expensive food
    • - asparagus was considered a delicacy by the ancient Greeks

  1. daintiness: the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance; "the daintiness of her touch"; "the fineness of her features"
  2. dainty: something considered choice to eat
  3. refined taste; tact
  4. smallness of stature
  5. fragility: lack of physical strength
  6. subtly skillful handling of a situation
  7. A delicacy is a food item that is considered highly desirous in certain cultures. Often this is because of unusual flavors or characteristics or because it is rare.
  8. (Delicate (Martha & the Muffins album)) Delicate is the 8th studio album from Canadian New Wave band, Martha & The Muffins and was produced by David Bottrill. The first single off of the album was "Mess." This album would mark the return of them going back into the studio in 18 years.
  9. (Delicate (Operator song)) Soulcrusher is the debut album by American hard rock band Operator. The album sold over 110,000 copies and peaked at #14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
  10. (Delicate (Terence Trent D'Arby song)) "Delicate" is a song by Terence Trent D'Arby featuring Des'ree, released as a single in 1993. The song was written, arranged and produced by D'Arby.
  11. The quality of being delicate; Something appealing, usually a pleasing food, especially a choice dish of a certain culture suggesting rarity and refinement -a Chinese delicacy; Fineness or elegance of construction or appearance; Frailty of health or fitness; Refinement in taste or discrimination ...
  12. A delicate item of clothing; Specifically underwear or lingerie; Easily damaged or requiring careful handling; Characterized by a fine structure or thin lines; Intended for use with fragile items; Of weak health, easily sick; Unwell, especially because of having drunk too much alcohol
  13. (DELICACIES) The Greek has the thought of hardness or wantonness.
  14. (delicacies) special food; choice morsels
  15. (Delicate) Used to describe light- to medium-weight wines with good flavors. A desirable quality in wines such as Pinot Noir or Riesling.
  16. (delicate) A secondary coffee taste sensation characterized by fragile sweet-subtle sensation just past the tip of the tongue. Caused by the lowest possible combination of sugars and salts that still produce a sweet cast to the taste, a combination easily broken up by other taste sensations. ...
  17. (delicate) As this word implies, delicate wines are light, subtle, understated wines that are prized for their shyness rather than for an extroverted, robust character. White wines are usually more delicate than red wines. Few Rhône red wines can correctly be called delicate.
  18. (Delicate) Related to mellow; characterized by a fragile, subtle flavor; perceived by the tip of the tongue.
  19. (DELICATE) Any wine demonstrating somewhat mild, but attractive characteristics. Occasionally used to describe well-made wines from the so-called "lesser grape" varieties.
  20. (Delicate) Restrained flavors and aromas that are neither strong nor intense.
  21. (Delicate) Light fragrance, flavor, and body.
  22. (Delicate) Rather fine light bodied wine without very strong flavour but well balanced.
  23. (DELICATE) This term refers to a wine that is light and complex with many flavours working together, but not overbearing.
  24. (DELICATE) n.  A dainty kitten who likes kosher.
  25. (Delicate) (1996) - Examined the dark side of human need and desire with a script by A.L Kennedy and music composed by Howard Skempton, performed by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.