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hippophagy

[hi-pof-uh-jee] /hɪˈpɒf ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the practice of eating horseflesh.
Also, hippophagism.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; hippo- + -phagy
Related forms
hippophagous
[hi-pof-uh-guh s] /hɪˈpɒf ə gəs/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Word Origin and History for hippophagism

hippophagy

n.

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

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