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Friday, June 29, 2018

Definitions for flexitarian

  1. a person whose diet is mostly vegetarian but sometimes includes meat, fish, or poultry.
  2. of or relating to flexitarians or their diet: a flexitarian cookbook.

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Citations for flexitarian
A flexitarian is someone who rarely, though occasionally, consumes meat, including red meat, poultry, and seafood. A climatarian is someone who eats less meat—especially the most energy-consuming meats, like beef and lamb—specifically for environmental reasons. Brian Kateman, "Beyond 'Vegetarian'," Atlantic, March 14, 2016
The moderate, conscious eater—the flexitarian—knows where the goal lies: a diet that’s higher in plants and lower in both animal products and hyperprocessed foods, the stuff that makes up something like three-quarters of what’s sold in supermarkets. Mark Bittman, "Healthy, Meet Delicious," New York Times, April 23, 2013
Origin of flexitarian
Flexitarian was first recorded in 1990-95. It’s a portemanteau of the words flexible and vegetarian.
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