from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a morbid propensity for eating dirt; cachexia Africana.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A disease characterized by an irresistible desire to eat earth, observed in some parts of the southern United States, the West Indies, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology A disease characterized by the impulsive consumption of dirt, observed in some parts of the southern United States as well as the West Indies.


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  • An irresistable urge to eat earth. This reminds me of Galactus from Marvel.

    May 12, 2008