Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

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SALA'CIOUS, adjective [Latin salax, from the root of sal, salt; the primary sense of which is shooting, penetrating, pungent, coinciding probably with Latin salio, to leap. salacious then is highly excited, or prompt to leap.] Lustful; lecherous.

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