Definitions

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  • noun The eating of insects.

Etymologies

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From entomo- + -phagy.

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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-07-01

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  • The scientific term for consuming insects. »

    May 31, 2008

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

    February 5, 2011