frui·​tar·​i·​an | \ (ˌ)frü(t)-ˈter-ē-ən \

Definition of fruitarian

: a person who lives on fruit

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Deborah’s mother was once vice president of the New York Vegetarian society; for a while the family lived as fruitarians. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Golden Door Is the World's Most Iconic Spa," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of fruitarian

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fruitarian was in 1893

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fruit·​ar·​i·​an | \ frü-ˈter-ē-ən \

Medical Definition of fruitarian

: one who lives chiefly on fruit

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