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Barmecidal

play
adjective Bar·me·cid·al \ˌbär-mə-ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of Barmecidal

  1. :  providing only the illusion of abundance <a Barmecidal feast>



Variants of barmecidal

or Bar·me·cide play \ˈbär-mə-ˌsīd\

Origin of barmecidal

Barmecide, a wealthy Persian, who, in a tale of The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, invited a beggar to a feast of imaginary food


First Known Use: 1842


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