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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. 2015.
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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
  • 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
  • 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.

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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