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Lucullan

[loo-kuhl-uh n]
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adjective
  1. (especially of banquets, parties, etc.) marked by lavishness and richness; sumptuous.
  2. of or relating to Lucullus or his life style.
Also Lu·cul·le·an [loo-kuh-lee-uh n] /ˌlu kəˈli ən/, Lu·cul·li·an.

Origin of Lucullan

1855–60; < Latin Lūcullānus; see Lucullus, -an
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Examples from the Web for lucullan

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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

Lucullan

Lucullean or Lucullian (ˌluːkʌˈlɪən)

adjective
  1. luxurious or sumptuous

Word Origin

named after Lucius Licinius Lucullus
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