(especially of banquets, parties, etc.) marked by lavishness and richness; sumptuous.
of or relating to Lucullus or his lifestyle.
- Also Lu·cul·le·an [loo-kuh-lee-uhn], /ˌlu kəˈli ən/, Lu·cul·li·an .
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How to use Lucullan in a sentence
The first winner, Lucius Licinus Lucullus, still bequeathes to our language the adjective "Lucullan."
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
Festive banquets, sinful suppers, long-spun-out lunches were as frequent and at times as Lucullan as in the days of the Regency.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference | Emile Joseph Dillon
Bluebottles, greenbottles, and all the flies of metallic luster were gathered at the Lucullan feast of corruption.The Mad Planet | Murray Leinster
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
British Dictionary definitions for Lucullan
luxurious or sumptuous
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