Geophagist \Ge*oph"a*gist\, n. One who eats earth, as dirt, clay, chalk, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • geophagist — See geophagism. * * * …   Universalium

  • geophagist — ge·oph·a·gist …   English syllables

  • geophagist — jə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: geophagy + ist : one that eats earth * * * geophˈagist noun • • • Main Entry: ↑geophagy …   Useful english dictionary

  • geophagy — geophagist, n. geophagous /jee of euh geuhs/, adj. /jee of euh jee/, n. the practice of eating earthy matter, esp. clay or chalk, as in famine stricken areas. Also, geophagia /jee euh fay jeuh, jee euh/, geophagism /jee of euh jiz euhm/. [1840… …   Universalium

  • geophagism — /dʒiˈɒfədʒɪzəm/ (say jee ofuhjizuhm) noun the practice of eating earth or substances found in the earth, as clay, chalk, etc. Also, geophagy. {see geo , phagy, ism} –geophagous /dʒiˈɒfəgəs/ (say jee ofuhguhs), adjective –geophagist /dʒiˈɒfə …   Australian English dictionary

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