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hippo- +‎ -phagy


hippophagy (uncountable)

  1. The eating of horsemeat.
    • 1879, George Fleming (ed.), The Veterinary Journal
      In Berlin, as in Paris, hippophagy appears to be on the increase. At the present time as many as twenty horses a day are cut up for food.
    • 1907, John William Severin Gouley, Dining and Its Amenities
      ...to introduce hippophagy in this country as an economic measure.
    • 2000, Tamra Andrews, Nectar & Ambrosia: An Encyclopedia of Food in World Mythology
      Not long after the advent of Christianity, Pope Gregory III forbade hippophagy because of its association with the worship of pagan gods.