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[loo-sif-er-uh s]
  1. bringing or providing light.
  2. providing insight or enlightenment.
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Origin of luciferous

1640–50; < Latin lūcifer (see Lucifer) + -ous
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Historical Examples of luciferous

  • Luciferous Warniferous, the world's great private investigator.

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    Pauline Lester

  • Go ahead, Luciferous Warniferous, noble Sanfordite, and tell us whats on your mind.

  • The unprecedented rise of Luciferous Warniferous; or, Secretaries who have become famous.

British Dictionary definitions for luciferous


  1. rare bringing or giving light
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Word Origin and History for luciferous


"light-bringing, emitting light," 1650s, from Latin lucifer (see Lucifer) + -ous. Figurative use is earliest (1640s) and more common.

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