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[ loh-kuh-vawr, ‐vohr ]
/ ˈloʊ kəˌvɔr, ‐ˌvoʊr /


a person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home.

Nearby words

locatelli, locatelli, pietro, location, locative, locator, locavore, loch, loch linnhe, loch ness, loch ness monster, loch raven

Origin of locavore

2005; loca(l) + -vore, on the model of carnivore, herbivore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for locavore

  • These are the standard selling points of the craft-distilling movement, with its locavore lingo, terroir talk, and handmade hype.

    Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana|Eric Felten|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • Food critic Todd Kliman exposes the ridiculous double standard of the locavore movement and how they ignore great American wines.

  • Why is it that locavore restaurants serve food from the next farm over, but wine from France?

Word Origin and History for locavore



one who eats only locally grown or raised food, by 2001, from local + ending abstracted from carnivore, etc., ultimately from Latin vorare "to devour" (see voracity).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper