plural noun
ich·​thy·​oph·​a·​gi | \ ˌikthēˈäfəˌjī \

Definition of ichthyophagi

: a people (as in ancient times on the African coast of the Red sea) living largely on sea food : fish eaters

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History and Etymology for ichthyophagi

Latin, plural, from Greek ichthyophagoi, plural of ichthyophagos fish-eating, from ichthyophagein to eat fish, from ichthy- + phagein to eat

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“Ichthyophagi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ichthyophagi. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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