agromania

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From agro- +‎ -mania.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /aɡɹə(ʊ)ˈmeɪnɪə/

Noun[edit]

agromania (uncountable)

  1. An intense interest in agriculture.
    • 1918, Steven L. Kaplan, Provisioning Paris, p. 413[1]:
      These were the years of agromania, the efflorescence of interest in all aspects of the rural economy – a passion that was easy to caricature but that betrayed a genuine shift in notions of political economy and priorities and values as well as in loftier and more superficial forms of sensibility.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 169-70:
      A wave of ‘agromania’ was triggered by the sudden appearance in the immediate aftermath of the peace of Aix-la-Chapelle of numerous tracts on improving farming – after more than a century of conspicuous silence on this front.

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