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1. Anyone who adheres to a diet that consists of non-animal based foods, but occasionally indulges in meat.
2. A person who eats a mostly vegetarian diet, but who is also willing to eat meat or fish occasionally.
3. Etymology: a combination of flexible + vegetarian.
"People are looking at what is in our food supply; hormones, disease, antibiotics, whatever," says Justina Walls, who teaches a class called "Transitioning to Vegetarianism" at Colorado Free University. And that concern has led to a burst of interest in meatless dishes, and a new breed of "flexitarians" who eat primarily fruits, grains and vegetables, but who won't say no to steak or salmon.
—"Go veggie" by Kristin Browning-Blas;
The Denver Post; April 18, 2001.
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