[ vej-i-tair-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌvɛdʒ ɪˈtɛər i ən /
a person who does not eat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, etc.
How The Hot Dog Got Its Silly (And Kind of Gross) NameThis July 4th weekend how about taking some time to consider the names of those items you are about to eat? Brace yourself for the short and disputed history of that American grilling favorite: The “hot dog.” Why do we call hot dogs, well, hot dogs? There are a few schools of thought on the origin of this favorite food. Some think that people commonly believed …
Where Did The Word “Vegan” Come From?There are, of course, many ethical and health controversies surrounding vegetarianism in all its different forms, but we wanted to know – where did the words come from? Who invented “veganism”? Vegetarianism has been around for a very long time. Some historians date it back to Ancient Greek philosophers, and religious sects of Buddhism and Hinduism have encouraged vegetarianism for hundreds of years. However, the …
Related formsnon·veg·e·tar·i·an, adjective, noun
Can be confusedvegan vegetarian
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Vegetarians also frequently stay with non-vegetarian friends, or lodge with others who do not understand how to provide for them.The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book|Thomas R. Allinson
British Dictionary definitions for non-vegetarian
/ (ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪən) /
a person who advocates or practises vegetarianism
relating to, advocating, or practising vegetarianism
cookery strictly, consisting of vegetables and fruit only, but usually including milk, cheese, eggs, etc
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Medicine definitions for non-vegetarian
[ vĕj′ĭ-târ′ē-ən ]
One who practices vegetarianism.
Of or relating to vegetarianism or vegetarians.
Consisting primarily or wholly of vegetables and vegetable products.
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