Vegetarian meaning

vĕjĭ-târē-ən
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A vegetarian is someone who eats exclusively fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts and no meat or, in some cases, no animal products at all.

A person who believes eating animals is cruel and who thus eats no meat is an example of a vegetarian.

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The definition of vegetarian is something that has no meat or that is related to the absence of meat.

Lasagna with only veggies and no meat is an example of vegetarian lasagna.

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One who practices vegetarianism.
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A person who eats no meat, and sometimes no animal products (as milk or eggs); esp., one who advocates a diet of only vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts for reasons of health or because of principles opposing the killing of animals.
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Of or relating to vegetarianism or vegetarians.
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Consisting primarily or wholly of vegetables or plants.

A vegetarian diet.

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Of vegetarians or vegetarianism.
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Consisting only of vegetables, fruits, etc.
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One who practices vegetarianism.
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Of or relating to vegetarianism or vegetarians.
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Consisting primarily or wholly of vegetables or plants.

A vegetarian diet.

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A person who does not eat animal flesh, or, in some cases, animal products.
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An animal that eats only plants; a herbivore.
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Of or relating to the type of diet eaten by vegetarians (in all senses).
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Of a product normally made with meat, having non-meat substitutes in place of meat.
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(of a person) That does not eat meat.

I have a vegetarian brother.

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Origin of vegetarian

  • veget(able) –arian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • vegetable +"Ž -arian; popularized following 1847 foundation of British Vegetarian Society. (Alternatively, it may derive from vegetus +"Ž -arian.)

    From Wiktionary