Dirt eating

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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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(41.) See, for example, Dorothy Dickins and Robert Ford, "Geophagy (Dirt Eating) Among Mississippi Negro School Children," American Sociological Review 7 (Feb.
establish, I explore only what appears to be nonpathological dirt eating
Nor were dirt eating children likely to appear there, for future building seemed unlikely....