Definition of lucifugous in English:


Line breaks: lu|cifu¦gous
Pronunciation: /luːˈsɪfjʊgəs


chiefly Zoology
  • Shunning the light.
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    • 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'.


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

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