Synonym: dainty, delicacy.
These words are here compared as denoting articles of food. The term delicacy as applied to a nice article of any kind, and hence to articles of food which are particularly attractive. Dainty is stronger, and denotes some exquisite article of cookery. A hotel may be provided with all the delicacies of the season, and its table richly covered with dainties. These delicacies i mean of taste, sight, smell, herbs, fruits, and flowers, walks and the melody of birds. (Milton) [A table] furnished plenteously with bread, And dainties, remnants of the last regale. (Cowper)