Definitions

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  • n. The eating of insects.

Etymologies

From entomo- + -phagy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For a Friday treat, please try Sumathi Reddy's delicious look at "entomophagy," the eating of insects by people other than motorcycle riders.

    Story pick: Creepy, crawly, crunchy, chewy. It's bugs for dinner.

  • Google 'entomophagy' and learn something people...

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Monica Martinez thinks Americans are ready to embrace entomophagy (bug-eating) and she's launched an edible bug food cart (Don Bugito) as well as a home mealworm farm (Wurmhaus) to prove her point.

    Kirsten Dirksen: Are Edible Bugs the New Sushi? (Video)

  • Across the country, entomophagy — or the eating of insects — has gained a small audience hopeful that the inclusion of bugs in global cuisine from Southeast Asia to Mexico inspires more of a following for such dishes in the U.S.

    Bugs for Dinner

  • Across the country, entomophagy — the eating of insects — has gained a small audience hopeful that the inclusion of bugs in global cuisine from Southeast Asia to Mexico inspires more of a following for such dishes in the U.S.

    Would You Like Flies With That? Bug Eaters Try to Get Some Buzz

  • "It got me thinking, if I could serve bugs through, say, tapas-style dishes or appetizers or entrees that contained less fat, I could begin to educate and enlighten people on entomophagy," Mr. Dennis said.

    Would You Like Flies With That? Bug Eaters Try to Get Some Buzz

  • In this next piece of entomophagy, it seemed the locals favoured wheels of cheese that were deliberately infested with maggots and consumed the cheese, wriggling maggots and all.

    At My Table

  • However environmental degradation and unsustainable harvesting had reduced harvests in some areas, while the tradition of eating them was being discouraged, sometimes by churches that opposed entomophagy (the eating of insects), or simply by a westernised aversion to what was seen as "uncivilised" behaviour.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Members of the order Orthoptera, including crickets, grasshoppers, and locusts, are favorites among practitioners of entomophagy.

    Slate Magazine

  • Most experts in entomophagy discourage beginners from foraging for their own dinners, so you can put your old butterfly net back in the attic.

    Slate Magazine

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  • I know a couple birds who'd order that for breakfast.

    February 5, 2011

  • The scientific term for consuming insects. »

    May 31, 2008