From Latin ientaculum (“a breakfast taken immediately on getting up”) and English -ar.
jentacular (comparative more jentacular, superlative most jentacular)
- Of or pertaining to a breakfast taken early in the morning, or immediately upon getting up.
- I took a post-jentacular walk to settle my stomach.
1810, The New Family Receipt-Book. Containing Seven Hundred Truly Valuable. Receipts in various branches of Domestic Economy, page 85:
To valetudinarians and others the following method of making coffee for breakfast is earnestly recommended, as a most wholesome and pleasant jentacular beverage, first ordered by an able physician.
1860 May-October, George Cupples, “Loch-Na_Diomhair — The Lake of the Secret”, in Macmillan's Magazine, volume 2, page 22:
On Ickerson's part, with the help of " a few post-jentacular inhalations," as he in his colossal manner was pleased to phrase it, "from that fragrant weed which so propitiates clearness of thought, and tends to promote equanimity in action."
1861 October, “From Oxford to St. George's”, in Baily's magazine of sports and pastimes, volume 2, page 20:
Nature is nature ; ignore her if you will ; so Grey, like a sensible man, went to work, con amore, at his jentacular meal.
- “jentacular” in James Stormonth, Etymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition, William Blackwood and Sons (1879), page 755: “jentacular, a. jĕn-tăk-ūl-ėr (L. jentaculum, a breakfast taken immediately on getting up), applied to a breakfast taken early in the morning, or immediately on getting up: pre-jentacular, applied to what is done early in the morning, as taking a breakfast before getting up.”