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[loo-kuhl-uh s]
  1. Lucius Li·cin·i·us [li-sin-ee-uh s] /lɪˈsɪn i əs/, c110–57? b.c., Roman general and epicure.
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Examples from the Web for lucullus

Historical Examples

  • Here is a salad that would have intrigued the palate of Lucullus, himself.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Lucullus, when frugality could charm, Had roasted turnips in the Sabine farm.

    Essay on Man

    Alexander Pope

  • "It is well that you have addressed yourself to me, venerable man," said Lucullus.

  • The pale sad face of Lucullus was conspicuous among the mourners.

  • "True," said Lucullus, participating in the sadness of the other.

British Dictionary definitions for lucullus


  1. Lucius Licinius (ˈluːsɪəs lɪˈsɪnɪəs). ?110–56 bc, Roman general and consul, famous for his luxurious banquets. He fought Mithradates VI (74–66)
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Derived FormsLucullan, Lucullean (ˌluːkʌˈlɪən) or Lucullian, adjective
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