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entomophagy

Line breaks: en¦to|mophagy
Pronunciation: /ˌɛntəˈmɒfədʒi
 
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Definition of entomophagy in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The practice of eating insects, especially by people.
Example sentences
  • He says entomophagy is a more environmentally friendly practice.
  • To be sure, many Eastern and African cultures practice entomophagy - some bugs are even considered delicacies - but for the most part, creepy crawlies are off the dinner plate.
  • Older students are learning about entomophagy too.

Derivatives

entomophagist

1
noun
Example sentences
  • And while the cleanliness of bugs may seem to be an issue for some prospective entomophagists, palatable arthropods like crab and lobster live off debris and waste at the bottom of the ocean - most edible bugs munch only on plants.

entomophagous

2
adjective

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