ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: cocovore

cocovore (kō′kə-vôr) noun

One who eats only coconuts.

I ran across this word in an NPR article on August Engelhardt.
The cold of Wisconsin in January, on my first day back at work after a long vacation,
seems like the perfect time to reference a story about moving to a tropical island to start a nudist sun-worshipping cult.

Note:  the Wikipedia article (mostly) spells it 'cocoivore'.  So I did some searching on both spellings, as well as cocovorism/cocoivorism.  I see more support for the spelling without the 'i', but possibly both are correct.

Tags: c, latin, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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