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hippophagy

or hip·poph·a·gism

[hi-pof-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the practice of eating horseflesh.

Origin of hippophagy

First recorded in 1820–30; hippo- + -phagy
Related formship·poph·a·gous [hi-pof-uh-guh s] /hɪˈpɒf ə gəs/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hippophagy

Historical Examples

  • Hippophagy, hip-pof′a-ji, n. the act or practice of feeding on horse-flesh.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

    Various

  • We may learn here also the reason why hippophagy has been so long unknown among us.

    Demonology and Devil-lore

    Moncure Daniel Conway


Word Origin and History for hippophagy

n.

1828, from hippo- + -phagy (see -phagous). Related: Hippophagous.

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