n. A person who craves or has a special fondness for vegetables.
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These chefs and their devoted clientele are less vegetarians than vegivores, a term that connotes fervid vegetable love rather than ardent meat hate. It's a subtle but important distinction. For the vegivore, a vegetable can occupy the center of the plate, with meat adding flavor or functioning as a condiment.
—Robin Raisfeld & Rob Patronite, “Vegetables Are the New Meat,” New York Magazine, November 15, 2010
"Tomato biscuit": A crisp disk of concentrated tomato, served with basil butter and gold leaf. The Eucharist for vegivores.
—Blake Gopnik, “A Critic's Dinner,” The Washington Post, September 23, 2009
1998 (earliest)
And, for pleasing carnivores and "vegivores," vegetable sides of every stripe can be composed of many ingredients, inluding seafood, poultry, cheese and meat.
Chef, Volume 8, Talcott Communications, January 01, 1998
The Jlunnian herbiform fell into the mouth of a Foubian Vegivore who had been eyeing him throughout the journey. The Foubian sped off on suckers to consume his lot in the toilet.
—Simon Louvish, Your Monkey's Schmuck, Flamingo, March 29, 1990