Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Tuesday words: Cepivorous and alliaphage

cepivorous & alliaphage

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Aug. 6th, 2018 | 07:39 am

cepivorous (seh-PI-vohr-uhs) - adj., (rare) onion-eating.

alliaphagous (AL-ee-a-fay-djuhs) - adj., (rare) garlic-eating.

The first shows up in invective, especially of the extended erudite sort. The latter is from Latin allium, garlic, and I assume the former is also Latin roots, but I couldn't prove it at the moment.

Garlic in bulb and chopped
Thanks, WikiMedia!

Mmmm, garlic.


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