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tenebrific

[ten-uh-brif-ik] /ˌtɛn əˈbrɪf ɪk/
adjective
1.
producing darkness.
Origin of tenebrific
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin tenebr(ae) darkness + -i- + -fic
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  • The swallow has the same mythical meaning as the cuckoo; it is the joyful herald of spring, emerging from the tenebrific winter.

    Zoological Mythology (Volume II) Angelo de Gubernatis

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