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A.Word.A.Day--lucullan

Pronunciation Sound Clip

This week's theme: eponyms.

lucullan (loo-KUHL-uhn) adjective

Lavish, luxurious.

[After a Roman general Lucius Licinius Lucullus (c. 110-57 BCE), who was known for his sumptuous banquets.]

See more usage examples of lucullan in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"Mr. Buzzi's tastes run the gamut from the simplest to the most Lucullan." Aram Bakshian Jr.; Gastronomy; The Wall Street Journal (New York); Sep 24, 2005.

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