(Especially of food) extremely luxurious: a Lucullan repast for one
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- Contrary to their plain and simple overtones, I could imagine the dishes being used in elaborate Lucullan feasts (think beets and pot de creme).
- If you fly a lot of long hauls, you stop caring much about Lucullan meals or endless wine; you just want to sleep.
- On the first night of their honeymoon cruise, Betty and Dean enjoyed a Lucullan feast of champagne, salmon pate, lobster, and caviar in the ship's elegant dining room.
Mid 19th century: from the name of Licinius Lucullus, Roman general of the 1st century bc, famous for giving lavish banquets, + -an.
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