adjective see Lucullan

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  • lucullian — lu·cul·li·an …   English syllables

  • lucullian —   a. pertaining to Lucullus, ancient Roman consul noted for his elaborate banquets …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • lucullian — adjective see lucullan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lu|cul|lan — «loo KUHL uhn», adjective. = Lucullian. (Cf. ↑Lucullian) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lucullan — also Lucullian adjective Etymology: Latin lucullanus of Licinius Lucullus; from his reputation for luxurious banquets Date: 1861 lavish, luxurious < a Lucullan feast > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • Lucullus — /luˈkʌləs/ (say looh kuluhs) noun Lucius Licinius /ˌlusiəs ləˈsɪniəs/ (say .loohseeuhs luh sineeuhs), c. 110–57 BC, Roman consul and general, famous for his great wealth and luxurious lifestyle. –Lucullan, Lucullean, Lucullian, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Lucullus — [lo͞o kul′əs] (Lucius Lucinius) 110? 57? B.C.; Rom. general & consul: proverbial for his wealth & luxurious banquets Lucullan [lo͞o kul′ən] adj. Lucullian [lo͞o kul′ē ən] Lucullean [lo͞o΄kə lē′ən] …   English World dictionary

  • Lu|cul|li|an — «loo KUHL ee uhn», adjective. rich; magnificent; luxurious: »a Lucullian feast. ╂[< Lucullus, about 110 57 B.C., a Roman general famous for wealth and luxury + English ian] …   Useful english dictionary

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