One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who does not eat meat but does eat fish.‘no red meat, my family are pescatarians’as modifier ‘he adheres to a mostly pescatarian diet’
- ‘Instead, pescatarians, those who eat seafood as well as vegetables, and ovolacto-vegetarians, those who eat both eggs and dairy, are increasing.’
1990s: from Italian pesce ‘fish’, on the pattern of vegetarian.
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