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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The theory or practice of promoting well-being and longevity, principally by means of a diet consisting chiefly of whole grains and beans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art of prolonging life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of prolonging life.
  • n. A philosophy or attitude that health and long life are promoted by adhering to a diet consisting mostly of whole grains, with some vegetables, beans, fruit, and moderate amounts of seafood. However, the absence of essential nutrients such as fat makes such a diet of questionable value if strictly adhered to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Knowledge relating to long life; the study of longevity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the theory of promoting health and longevity by means of diet (especially whole beans and grains)

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