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Barmecidal

[bahr-muh-sahyd-l] /ˌbɑr məˈsaɪd l/
adjective
1.
giving only the illusion of plenty; illusory:
a Barmecidal banquet.
Also, Barmecide.
Origin of Barmecidal
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; Barmecide + -al1
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