en·​to·​moph·​a·​gy | \ ˌen-tə-ˈmä-fə-jē How to pronounce entomophagy (audio) \

Definition of entomophagy

: the practice of eating insects

Examples of entomophagy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moore never set out to be a bug-biting pioneer, but a Thanksgiving prank on her family spawned a fascination with the wild and delicious world of entomophagy: the practice of eating insects. Julia Sclafani, Daily Pilot, "Cricket chips? Ant caviar? O.C. Fair showcases the latest sustainable healthy food trend: Bugs," 31 July 2019 Gracer says entomophagy should be the wave of the future. Jennifer Coe, Courant Community, "Bug Eater Visits Library," 25 July 2017 The mental stigma against entomophagy, or using insects as food, proved too strong. Sabrina Sucato, USA TODAY, "Bugging out: Culinary Institute serves up crunchy crickets," 11 May 2017

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First Known Use of entomophagy

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Entomophagy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entomophagy. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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