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[froo-tair-ee-uh n]
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  1. a person whose diet consists chiefly of fruit.
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Origin of fruitarian

1890–95; fruit + -arian, on the model of vegetarian
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  • The youngest child, and the only one who has lived as a fruitarian almost from infancy was certainly undeveloped.

    The Chemistry of Food and Nutrition

    A. W. Duncan

  • They trudged along a little hungry, because of the fruitarian refreshments, and mentally very active.

    Ann Veronica

    H. G. Wells

  • The Goopes were the oddest little couple conceivable, following a fruitarian career upon an upper floor in Theobald's Road.

    Ann Veronica

    H. G. Wells

  • Then this partial vegetarian diet can be still further purified, until it is more entirely "fruitarian" in its nature.

  • The Simple Breakfast.In most fruitarian households the cooking for breakfast soon becomes simplified and lessened.

British Dictionary definitions for fruitarian


  1. a person who eats only fruit
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  1. of or relating to a fruitariana fruitarian diet
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Derived Formsfruitarianism, noun
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