Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or habit of eating earth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or habit of eating earth. See Dirt eating, under dirt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as geophagy.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Properly speaking, dirt-eating should be called geophagism; it is common in the Antilles and South America, among the low classes, and is seen in the negroes and poorest classes of some portions of the Southern United States.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • 9.137 Properly speaking, dirt-eating should be called geophagism; it is common in the Antilles and South America, among the low classes, and is seen in the negroes and poorest classes of some portions of the Southern United States.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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