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[loo-kuhl-uh n] /luˈkʌl ən/
(especially of banquets, parties, etc.) marked by lavishness and richness; sumptuous.
of or relating to Lucullus or his life style.
Also, Lucullean
[loo-kuh-lee-uh n] /ˌlu kəˈli ən/ (Show IPA),
Origin of Lucullan
1855-60; < Latin Lūcullānus; see Lucullus, -an Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Perhaps it does not sound like a Lucullan feast, but after a day in the field in Grant Land it tastes like one.

    The North Pole Robert E. Peary
  • Bluebottles, greenbottles, and all the flies of metallic luster were gathered at the Lucullan feast of corruption.

    The Mad Planet Murray Leinster
  • Festive banquets, sinful suppers, long-spun-out lunches were as frequent and at times as Lucullan as in the days of the Regency.

  • There were bluebottles and green-bottles and all the flies of metallic lustre, gathered at a Lucullan feast of corruption.

    The Forgotten Planet Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for Lucullan


luxurious or sumptuous
Word Origin
named after Lucius Licinius Lucullus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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