hippophagy

or hip·poph·a·gism

[hi-pof-uh-jee]

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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Word Origin and History for hippophagy
n.

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

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