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Meaning of "entomophagy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ENTOMOPHAGY

entomophagy  [ˌɛntəˈmɒfædʒɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENTOMOPHAGY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Entomophagy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ENTOMOPHAGY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

entomophagy

Entomophagy

Entomophagy is the consumption of insects as food. The eggs, larvae, pupae and adults of certain insect species have been eaten by man since prehistoric times and continue to be an item of the human nutrition in modern times. While insects are eaten by many animals, the term "entomophagy" is generally used to refer to human consumption of insects; non-human animals that eat insects are known as insectivores. There are also some species of carnivorous plants that derive nutrients from insects. Human insect-eating is common to cultures in most parts of the world, including North, Central and South America; and Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Over 1,000 species of insects are known to be eaten in 80% of the world's nations. The total number of ethnic groups recorded to practice entomophagy is around 3,000. However, in some societies insect-eating is uncommon or even taboo. Today insect eating is rare in the developed world, but insects remain a popular food in many developing regions of Latin America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. There are some companies that are trying to introduce insects into Western diets.

Definition of entomophagy in the English dictionary

The definition of entomophagy in the dictionary is the eating of insects as food.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENTOMOPHAGY


biology
baɪˈɒlədʒɪ
biotechnology
ˌbaɪəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ
cadgy
ˈkædʒɪ
energy
ˈɛnədʒɪ
Fuji
ˈfuːdʒɪ
gadgie
ˈɡædʒɪ
genealogy
ˌdʒiːnɪˈælədʒɪ
goji
ˈɡəʊdʒɪ
hadji
ˈhædʒɪ
haji
ˈhædʒɪ
hajji
ˈhædʒɪ
kanji
ˈkændʒɪ
komitaji
ˌkɒmɪˈtædʒɪ
methodology
ˌmɛθəˈdɒlədʒɪ
orgy
ˈɔːdʒɪ
psychology
saɪˈkɒlədʒɪ
sharawadgi
ˌʃærəˈwædʒɪ
sharawaggi
ˌʃærəˈwædʒɪ
strategy
ˈstrætɪdʒɪ
technology
tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENTOMOPHAGY

entom.
entomb
entombment
entomic
entomofauna
entomol.
entomologic
entomological
entomologically
entomologise
entomologist
entomologize
entomology
entomophagous
entomophilous
entomophily
entomostracan
entomostracous
entophytal
entophyte

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENTOMOPHAGY

aerophagy
anthropophagy
autocoprophagy
autophagy
bacteriophagy
coprophagy
creophagy
endophagy
exophagy
geophagy
hippophagy
ichthyophagy
monophagy
mycophagy
omophagy
pantophagy
phytophagy
polyphagy
scatophagy
theophagy
xerophagy

Synonyms and antonyms of entomophagy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «entomophagy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ENTOMOPHAGY

Find out the translation of entomophagy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of entomophagy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «entomophagy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

entomophagy
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

entomophagy
570 millions of speakers

English

entomophagy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

entomophagy
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

entomophagy
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

entomophagy
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

entomofagia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

entomophagy
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

entomophagy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Entomophagy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

entomophagy
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

昆虫食
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

entomophagy
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Entomophagy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

entomophagy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

entomophagy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Entomophagy
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

entomophagy
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

entomofago
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

entomophagy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

entomophagy
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

entomophagy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

entomophagy
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

entomophagy
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

entomophagy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

entomophagy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of entomophagy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENTOMOPHAGY»

The term «entomophagy» is normally little used and occupies the 138.288 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENTOMOPHAGY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «entomophagy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «entomophagy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about entomophagy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENTOMOPHAGY»

Discover the use of entomophagy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to entomophagy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects
Explores the consumption of spiders, crickets, grubs, scorpions, and dragonflies in thirteen different countries, including Australia, Japan, China, Venezuela, and the United States
Peter Menzel, Faith D'Aluisio, 1998
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Encyclopedia of Entomology
Since then, entomophagy has continued up to the present time all over the world. Human coprolites, which were found in some caves in the USA and Mexico, give evidence to the above consideration. From the coprolites found in caves of the ...
John L. Capinera, 2008
3
Creepy Crawly Cuisine: The Gourmet Guide to Edible Insects
In addition, views on entomophagy became increasingly altered with the influx of Asian immigrants into the United States. For these immigrants entomophagy was not only a natural dietary habit but also a culinary luxury. The Asian community ...
Julieta Ramos-Elorduy, 1998
4
The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink
In the United States, nineteenth-century ethnographic data demonstrate that entomophagy was important in certain Native Americans groups, especially those living in the Great Basin and southwestern desert areas. Locusts and grasshoppers ...
Andrew F. Smith, 2007
5
Bugs in the System: Insects and Their Impact on Human Affairs
Human entomophagy (rustling up some grubs) For our best and daintiest cheer Through the bright half of the year Is but acorns, onions, peas Okras, lupines, radishes Vetches, wild pears, nine or ten with a locust now and then. — Alexi, third ...
May R. Berenbaum, 1996
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The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet
uniteD states centeR oF entoMophagy Although it may seem that entomophagy is not well developed in the United States, this is not exactly true. Where is the center of entomophagy in the United States? Daniella quickly concludes, “Oh, San ...
Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp, Marcel Dicke, 2014
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Insects As Food: Bombyx Mori, Mezcal, Casu Marzu, Cochineal, ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Source: Wikipedia, Books, LLC, 2010
8
Wild Food: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and ...
Equating anthropophagy and entomophagy is an odd pairing, but provides maximum shock. That much is easily observed in the recent pop culture phenomenon, reality television. Set as contests, participants gobble down worms, spiders, ...
Richard Hosking, 2006
9
The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook, Revised: 40 Ways to Cook Crickets, ...
In the past few years some valuable websites and Facebook pages devoted to entomophagy and the rearing of food insects have also popped tip. Information on these sites, the newsletter, Taylor's two books, and a few other sources worth  ...
David George Gordon, 2013
10
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America
the world with scarce or difficult-to-hunt protein sources and a geography unsuited to raising domesticated animals developed extensive entomophagy. In Europe and the United States, where protein is ample, insects are usually associated ...
Andrew Smith, Bruce Kraig, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENTOMOPHAGY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term entomophagy is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bugged: Asheville warms to edible insects
... into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet, disgust for entomophagy just might morph into practical wisdom. «Mountain Xpress, Jul 15»
2
Cock-roach Tales: how top bartenders are using bugs in our drinks
There is no doubt Mexico is the home of entomophagy: there are between 300 to 550 species of edible insects scurrying beneath bricks as I ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
This Canadian Pizzeria Isn't Allowed to Serve Cockroach Pizza
Just for the unfortunate chumps who didn't have their entomophagy cherry surreptitiously popped by a Santa Claus-suit clad Ben Affleck, know ... «Munchies_ Food by VICE, Jul 15»
4
How to Keep People From Bugging Out About Eating Insects
Shelomi points out that the word entomophagy itself is a lousy place to begin. It's like saying “decapophagy” (a made-up word) when you mean ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
5
The Bug-Eating Movement Is Coming for Your Milkshakes
Is the cricket milkshake a gimmick? Definitely. But it's also the most mainstream inroads yet for entomophagy in America. Share on Facebook ... «CityLab, Jun 15»
6
Letting It Fly
Entomophagy is growing in popularity,” she said. “I know some New Orleans restaurants are actually serving dishes with bugs in them as well.”. «NOLA Defender, Jun 15»
7
Republic welcomes The Bug Chef as part of new Grasshopper Festival
The presentation is titled, Adventures in Entomophagy-- Waiter, There's NO Fly in My Soup! The following day on Saturday, June 27 at 11:00 ... «KXLY Spokane, Jun 15»
8
This year, the world comes to dine at Expo Milan
... which are available for the tasting; the Dutch pitch the glories of entomophagy (that's a fancy name for bug eating), seaweed (“Eat Weed Live ... «The Globe and Mail, Jun 15»
9
Your Ant-Infused Gin Is Now Being Served
... according to the Lab's product development manager, Jonas Pedersen, “to use deliciousness as an argument for entomophagy (the scientific ... «Forbes, Jun 15»
10
Would you like bugs with that?
The recent Staunton Parks & Recreation Department's entomophagy class, led by Anne Buzzelli, exemplifies growing public interest in bugs as ... «Staunton News Leader, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Entomophagy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/entomophagy>. Jul 2020 ».
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