[ sem-ee-vej-i-tair-ee-uh n, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˌvɛdʒ ɪˈtɛər i ən, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
a person who eats mostly plant foods, dairy products, and eggs, and occasionally chicken, fish, and red meat.
of or relating to a semivegetarian.
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Does Bimonthly Mean Twice A Month Or Every Two Months?The prefix bi- usually means ‘every two’, so bimonthly means ‘every two months’.Semi- means ‘half’ or ‘halfway’, so semimonthly means ‘every two weeks’. However, bimonthly can also mean ‘twice a month’ – but it is rarely used that way. It is best to remember that bi- is “every two” and semi- is “halfway.”
Also called partial vegetarian.
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