noun, plural xerophagies.
a Lenten fast observed especially during Holy Week, constituting the strictest fast in the Eastern Church.
Also, xerophagia [zeer-uh-fey-juh, -jee-uh] .

1650–60; < Late Latin xerophagia < Greek xērophagía, derivative of xērophageîn to eat dry food. See xero-, -phagy

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