Bac`cha*na"li*a (?), n. pl. [L. Bacchanal a place devoted to Bacchus; in the pl. Bacchanalia a feast of Bacchus, fr. Bacchus the god of wine, Gr. ]

1. Myth.

A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.


Hence: A drunken feast; drunken reveler.


© Webster 1913.

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