xerophagy


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Xerophagy \Xe*roph"a*gy\, n. [L. xerophagia, Gr. ?; xhro`s dry +
   ? to eat.]
   Among the primitive Christians, the living on a diet of dry
   food in Lent and on other fasts.
   [1913 Webster]
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