from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One whose diet includes raw fruits, seeds, and nuts but no vegetables, grains, or animal products.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to fruits; consisting solely of fruits and nuts, as a diet.
- noun One who holds the theory that fruits and nuts constitute the only proper food for man.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A variant of
vegetarianwho intends to be limited to eating only such parts of plants whose consumption does not kill the plant (such as fruits, vegetables that can be compared to fruit, nuts and grain, but not for example tubers). The purest fruitarians do not want to destroy even the seeds.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
But it does claim to be dedicated to "vegetarian and vegan singles, raw food and fruitarian, Adventist, Buddhist and Hindu" love seekers.
Later, on the naming of Apple, Jobs told Isaacson he was "on one of my fruitarian diets."
What all the fruitarian gurus have in common is their belief that subsisting on fruits leads to transcendental experiences.
Some raw foodists I met at a raw food boutique in San Diego including a young man who was eating only raw cacao nibs and feeling “totally epic” snickered that they had recently busted their fruitarian colleague eating avocados.
Soon after I arrive, a lanky twentysomething fruitarian named Jameson pulls up on a scooter.
Most doctors warn that the fruitarian diet lacks the nutrients required for a balanced lifestyle.
A Japanese fruitarian has reported having such supersensitive hearing that he could make out the sound of ants crawling on the ground or conversations happening six miles away.
One fruitarian Kiawe and Jameson mentioned eats nothing but nonoily fruits and raw pollen.
Because it lacks a balanced variety of amino acids, the fruitarian diet is especially dangerous for children.
The writings of Buddhist disciples portray Siddhrtha Gautama as a fruitarian.