Fruitarian vs Pescetarian - What's the difference?

fruitarian | pescetarian |


As nouns the difference between fruitarian and pescetarian

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 pescetarian is a person who consumes no animal flesh with the exception of fish or seafood.

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.
  • pescetarian

    Alternative forms

    * pescatarian * piscetarian

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who consumes no animal flesh with the exception of fish or seafood.
  • * 1999 , Jessica R. Shawl, ' "Vegetarians"???', rec.food.veg, Usenet :
  • I'm curious what you do when you encounter a friend, family member, whoever who claims to be a "vegetarian who eats fish". It *really* bothers me when this happens because it contributes to the assumption that I eat fish and I don't, because I am a vegetarian. I feel like it gives all vegetarians a bad name.
    Do you correct them? Do you not bother? And how do you correct them? I was thinking that saying something like "oh, you mean your(SIC) a pescetarian " would be ok and give them the appropriate term. Speaking of which, how is "pescetarian" pronounced?
  • * 2005 , Kirsten Hartvig, Pierre Jean Cousin, The Complete Guide to Nutritional Health: More Than 600 Foods and Recipes for Overcoming Illness and Boosting your Immunity , page 149:
  • Eat for Immunity follows a plant-based approach to improving immunity that is relevant to every style of eating—carnivore, pescetarian , vegetarian and vegan.
  • * 2006 , Ayun Halliday, Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste , page 151:
  • "Why don't you just tell people you're a pescetarian ?" a vegetarian I met recently asked, cutting me off midapologia for my beat-up leather jacket and my callow habit of behaving as if fish are neurologically no more complex than eggplants.

    Synonyms

    * piscivore (scientific)

    References

    * The Word Spy – pescetarian