Seafood vs Pescetarian - What's the difference?

seafood | pescetarian |

As nouns the difference between seafood and pescetarian

is that seafood is (uncountable|countable) fish, shellfish, seaweed, and other edible aquatic life while pescetarian is a person who consumes no animal flesh with the exception of fish or seafood.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (uncountable, countable) Fish, shellfish, seaweed, and other edible aquatic life.
  • Hyponyms

    * (edible aquatic life) fish, shellfish, molluscs, crustaceans, seaweed, algae, sea mammals


    Alternative forms

    * pescatarian * piscetarian


    (en noun)
  • A person who consumes no animal flesh with the exception of fish or seafood.
  • * 1999 , Jessica R. Shawl, ' "Vegetarians"???',, 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.


    * piscivore (scientific)


    * The Word Spy – pescetarian