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ichthyophagous

ich·thy·oph·a·gy
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ik-thee-of-uh-jee]
    • /ˌɪk θiˈɒf ə dʒi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ik-thee-of-uh-jee]
    • /ˌɪk θiˈɒf ə dʒi/

Definitions of ichthyophagous word

  • noun ichthyophagous the practice of eating or subsisting on fish. 1
  • adjective ichthyophagous feeding on fish 0
  • adjective ichthyophagous living on fish; fish-eating 0
  • adjective ichthyophagous (biology) feeding on fish. 0

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Origin of ichthyophagous

First appearance:

before 1650
One of the 45% oldest English words
First recorded in 1650-60; ichthyo- + -phagy

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Parts of speech for Ichthyophagous

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

ichthyophagous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ichthyophagous usage trend in Literature

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