something that is rare or expensive -- usually a prized food
Chocolate covered ants are a delicacy of Columbia’s Guane Indians.
They serve bird nest soup and other Chinese delicacies.
The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my lover.
Song of Solomon 7:13 (NIV)
He followed the servant into a vast room, where a great company was seated round a table covered with all sorts of delicacies.
Andrew Lang -- The Arabian Nights
He bought his newspaper in one shop, read it with morning coffee in a tiny café that also offered old watercolour paintings for sale; took a turn in the park; shopped for delicacies in the various food shops.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
Mathilde suffered ceaselessly, feeling herself born to enjoy all delicacies and all luxuries.