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lucifugous

Line breaks: lu|cifu¦gous
Pronunciation: /luːˈsɪfjʊɡəs
 
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Definition of lucifugous in English:

adjective

chiefly Zoology
Shunning the light.
Example sentences
  • The incongruous grove that now adorned Satan's private demesne in Hades, and stood out like a radiant halo on a lucifugous demon, was a poignant reminder to Stan of the need to contain his wrath when he was 'on-line'.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin lucifugus (from lux, luc- 'light' + fugere 'to fly') + -ous.

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