en·​to·​moph·​a·​gy ˌen-tə-ˈmä-fə-jē How to pronounce entomophagy (audio)
: 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, 31 July 2019 Gracer says entomophagy should be the wave of the future. Jennifer Coe, Courant Community, 25 July 2017 The mental stigma against entomophagy, or using insects as food, proved too strong. Sabrina Sucato, USA TODAY, 11 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of entomophagy was in 1975

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“Entomophagy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entomophagy. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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