Word of the Day….

From Websters:

Word of the Day for Friday, November 21, 2008

Lucullan \loo-KUHL-uhn\, adjective:

rich; magnificent and luxurious

In many calorie-conscious families, mini-meals have replaced Lucullan feasts.
— Jane Abrams, Lima News, November 9, 1964

Before the first fight, scholars fancied they could read a sturdy moral in the contrast between the champion’s spartan existence and the challenger’s Lucullan revels.
Oakland Tribune, June 14, 1956

When literary groups meet in Paris, they also tend to eat and during the November rite of book awards, luncheons may reach a Lucullan level.
— Jeanne Molli, Paris Links Pleasures Of Table and the Mind, New York Times, November 18, 1958

by 1857, from Latin Lucullanus for Licinius Lucullus, a Roman general famous for his wealth and the luxury of his banquets

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