Lucullan banquet


Lucullan banquet
lavish banquet similar to those held by Lucullus (Roman general and gourmet who was famous for his extravagant parties and his great wealth)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Lucullan — Lu•cul•lan [[t]luˈkʌl ən[/t]] also Lu•cul•le•an [[t]ˌlu kəˈli ən[/t]] Lu•cul′li•an, adj. 1) cvb lavish; rich; sumptuous: a Lucullan banquet[/ex] 2) cvb of or pertaining to Lucullus or his style of living • Etymology: 1855–60; < L …   From formal English to slang

  • Lucullan —    , LUCULLAN FEAST    Lucius Licinius Lucullus (c. 117 57 B.C.) had a career of accomplishments as a Roman general and statesman. He put the fleet of Mithridates to flight and enjoyed other military successes. When he governed the province of… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • banquet — Synonyms and related words: Lucullan feast, Mardi Gras, Saturnalia, bean feast, beano, blow, blowout, carnival, carouse, celebration, do, do justice to, eat heartily, eat up, fair, feast, feed, festal board, festival, festive occasion, festivity …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Deposition of Romulus Augustulus — Romulus Augustulus, the last Western Roman Emperor, surrenders the crown to Odoacer. Participants Odoacer Fl …   Wikipedia

  • blow — Synonyms and related words: Barnumize, Lucullan feast, accident, accomplished fact, accomplishment, ache, achievement, aching, act, acta, action, adventure, amplify, anthesis, astonishment, bafflement, bagpipe, balk, bang, banquet, bash,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blowout — Synonyms and related words: Kaffeeklatsch, Lucullan feast, Mardi Gras, Saturnalia, backfire, ball, bang, banquet, bash, bean feast, beano, blast, blow, blowup, boom, burst, carnival, cocktail party, coffee klatch, costume party, detonation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • feast — Synonyms and related words: High Holiday, High Holy Day, Lucullan feast, Mardi Gras, Sabbath, Saturnalia, Sunday, allay, anniversary, appease, assuage, bank holiday, banquet, bean feast, beano, birthday, blow, blowout, board, bread, bread and… …   Moby Thesaurus


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