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flexitarian

one who eats mostly a vegetarian diet but will occasionally eat meat or fish
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flex·i·tar·i·an

 (flĕk′sĭ-târ′ē-ən)
n.
One who normally maintains a vegetarian diet but occasionally makes exceptions and eats meat or fish.
adj.
Of or relating to a diet that is primarily vegetarian but includes meat or fish on occasion.

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flexitarian

(ˌflɛksɪˈtɛərɪən)
n
(Cookery) a person who eats a predominantly vegetarian diet, but who eats meat or fish occasionally
adj
(Cookery) of or relating to a flexitarian: flexitarian fare.
[C21: from flexi(ble) + (vege)tarian]
ˌflexiˈtarianˌism n
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