Dirt eating

Also found in: Medical.
The use of certain kinds of clay for food, existing among some tribes of Indians; geophagism.
(Med.) Same as Chthonophagia.
- Humboldt.

See also: Dirt, Dirt

References in periodicals archive ?
Benoit, "'Rare, Ole, Dirty Snacks': Some Research Notes on Dirt Eating," Deviant Behavior 10 (1989): 62, 67.
Nor were dirt eating children likely to appear there, for future building seemed unlikely.