xe·roph·a·gy | \ zə̇ˈräfəjē \
variants: or less commonly xerophagia \ ˌzirəˈfāj(ē)ə \
plural xerophagies also xerophagias
Definition of xerophagy
: the strictest Christian fast which is observed chiefly in the Eastern churches during Lent or especially Holy Week and in which only bread, salt, water, and vegetables may be eaten and meat, fish, milk, cheese, butter, oil, wine, and all seasonings or spices are excluded
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