zoolatry

noun
zo·​ol·​a·​try | \ zō-ˈä-lə-trē How to pronounce zoolatry (audio) , zə-ˈwä- \

Definition of zoolatry

: animal worship

First Known Use of zoolatry

1817, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zoolatry

borrowed from French & New Latin; French zoolâtrie, borrowed from New Latin zoolatria, from zoo- zoo- + -latria -latry

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“Zoolatry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoolatry. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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