The eating of earth to make up for lack of food, as in famine areas.
Webster's New World
The eating of earthy substances, such as clay or chalk, practiced among various peoples as a custom or for dietary or subsistence reasons.
American Heritage Medicine
Other Word Forms of Geophagy
Origin of Geophagy
From geo- (earth) and the suffix -phagy (to feed on)
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