cannibalism

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Etymology[edit]

Spanish: Canibalis: the name given by Christopher Columbus to the Caribs of Cuba and Haiti who allegedly ate human flesh.

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cannibalism (uncountable)

  1. The act of eating another of one's own species.
  2. In speech, the occurrence of one word "eating" part or all of the next word, because the syllables ar the same. For example, "Look, an MIT shirt" for "Look, an MIT T-shirt".

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