What is the difference between fruitarian and vegetarian?

fruitarian | vegetarian |

Fruitarian is a see also of vegetarian.


As nouns the difference between fruitarian and vegetarian

is that fruitarian is a variant of vegetarian who intends to be limited to eating only such parts of plants whose consumption does not kill the plant (such as fruits, vegetables that can be compared to fruit, nuts and grain, but not for example tubers) the purest fruitarians do not want to destroy even the seeds while vegetarian is a person who does not eat animal flesh, or, in some cases, animal products.

As a adjective vegetarian is

of or relating to the type of diet eaten by vegetarians (in all senses).

fruitarian

Noun

(en noun)
  • A variant of vegetarian who intends to be limited to eating only such parts of plants whose consumption does not kill the plant (such as fruits, vegetables that can be compared to fruit, nuts and grain, but not for example tubers). The purest fruitarians do not want to destroy even the seeds.
  • vegetarian

    English

    (vegetarianism)

    Noun

  • (en noun)
  • A person who does not eat animal flesh, or, in some cases, animal products.
  • * 1897 , Robert Hunter and Charles Morris, Universal Dictionary of the English Language , volume 4, page 5045:
  • Vegetarian Society formed at Manchester in 1847, to promote the use of cereals, pulse, and fruit, as articles of diet; and to induce habits of abstinence from fish, flesh, and fowl, as food.
  • * 1897 , Robert Hunter and Charles Morris, Universal Dictionary of the English Language , volume 4, page 5045:
  • vegetarian [...] One who abstains from animal food, living exclusively on vegetables, milk, eggs, and the like. The more strict vegetarians eat vegetables and farinaceous food only, abstaining from eggs, butter, milk, and in some cases, honey.
  • An animal that eats only plants; a herbivore.
  • Synonyms

    * (animal that eats only plants) herbivore (standard term)

    Coordinate terms

    * (animal that also eats meat) omnivore * (animal that only eats meat) carnivore * (person that only eats meat) meatarian, meatatarian

    Hyponyms

    * (person who does not eat animals) vegan; lactovegetarian, lactarian; lacto-ovo-vegetarian, ovo-lacto-vegetarian, ovolactovegetarian

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the type of diet eaten by vegetarians (in all senses).
  • Of a product normally made with meat, having non-meat substitutes in place of meat.
  • * 2008 , Wil Forbis, Acid Logic: A Decade of Humorous Writing on Pop Culture, Trash Cinema, and Rebel Music , p. 208:
  • Is there such a thing as a good tasting vegetarian hot dog? Cuz every one I've tried tasted like smelted tire.
  • (of a person) That does not eat meat.
  • Derived terms

    * vegetarianism

    See also

    * fruitarian * vagitarian * nutarian * pescetarian * vegan ----