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Sep 24, 2021
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locavore

locavore
“If it’s been right here on the shelf for the last three months, doesn’t that count as eating locally?”

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locavore

PRONUNCIATION:
(LOH-kuh-vohr)

MEANING:
noun: One who eats locally grown food.

ETYMOLOGY:
Coined by Jessica Prentice (b. 1968), chef and author. From local, from Latin locus (place) + -vore (eating), from vorare (to devour). Earliest documented use: 2005.

USAGE:
“Next week we’d be shooting an episode in which Daphne dated a self-righteous locavore, a fellow who raised his own chickens and made his own goat cheese.”
Jennifer Weiner; The Next Best Thing; Atria Books; 2012.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If there is such a phenomenon as absolute evil, it consists in treating another human being as a thing. -John Brunner, novelist (24 Sep 1934-1995)

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