Barmecidal


Bar·me·cid·al

adjective \ˌbär-mə-ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of BARMECIDAL

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

Variants of BARMECIDAL

Bar·me·cid·al or Bar·me·cide \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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