Definition of lucifugous in US English:

lucifugous

adjective

Zoology
  • Shunning the light.

    • ‘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.

Pronunciation

lucifugous

/lo͞oˈsifyəɡəs//luˈsɪfjəɡəs/