also Lucullian adjective Etymology: Latin lucullanus of Licinius Lucullus; from his reputation for luxurious banquets Date: 1861 lavish, luxurious <
a Lucullan feast

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  • Lucullan — Lu•cul•lan [[t]luˈkʌl ən[/t]] also Lu•cul•le•an [[t]ˌlu kəˈli ən[/t]] Lu•cul′li•an, adj. 1) cvb lavish; rich; sumptuous: a Lucullan banquet[/ex] 2) cvb of or pertaining to Lucullus or his style of living • Etymology: 1855–60; < L …   From formal English to slang

  • Lucullan — /looh kul euhn/, adj. 1. (esp. of banquets, parties, etc.) marked by lavishness and richness; sumptuous. 2. of or pertaining to Lucullus or his life style. Also, Lucullean /looh keuh lee euhn/, Lucullian. [1855 60; < L Lucullanus; see LUCULLUS,… …   Universalium

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  • Lucullan — [lu: kʌlən, lʊ ] adjective (especially of food) luxurious. Origin C19: from the name of Licinius Lucullus, a Roman general famous for his lavish banquets, + an …   English new terms dictionary

  • lucullan — lu·cul·lan …   English syllables

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  • lucullan — adj. profusely luxurious. Etymology: L. Licinius Lucullus, Roman general of 1st c. BC famous for his lavish banquets …   Useful english dictionary

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