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locavore

[loh-kuh-vawr, ‐vohr] /ˈloʊ kəˌvɔr, ‐ˌvoʊr/
noun
1.
a person who makes an effort to eat food that is grown, raised, or produced locally, usually within 100 miles of home.
Origin
2005
2005; loca(l) + -vore, on the model of carnivore, herbivore
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Examples from the web for locavore
  • As a locavore, you also must stress the importance of using only local and organic ingredients.
  • Chef subscribes to locavore philosophy, visiting nearby farms for seasonal organic produce.
  • Fun shops, galleries, and lots of locavore-oriented restaurants.
Contemporary definitions for locavore
noun

a person who attempt to eat only foods grown locally

Examples

Locavores grow their own food or buy foodstuffs grown within their region.

Word Origin

2006

Usage Note

cooking

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Word Origin and History for locavore
n.

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).

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