from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Plentiful or abundant in appearance only; illusory: a Barmecidal feast.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Unreal; illusory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Barmecide.
After Barmecide, a nobleman in The Arabian Nights, who served an imaginary feast to a beggar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)