[loo-kuhl-uh n]
  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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Contemporary Examples of lucullian

  • Our lucullian lunch was our first meal of the seven-day trip, and by far the most memorable.

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    Elegy to Italian Cheese

    Jesse Dart

    May 21, 2011

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British Dictionary definitions for lucullian


Lucullean or Lucullian (ˌluːkʌˈlɪən)

  1. luxurious or sumptuous

Word Origin for Lucullan

named after Lucius Licinius Lucullus
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