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vegan

[ vee-guhn, vey- ]
/ ˈvi gən, ˈveɪ- /
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noun

a vegetarian who omits all animal products from the diet.
a person who does not use any animal products, as leather or wool.

adjective

of or relating to vegans or their practices: vegan shoes made of synthetic leather.

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Origin of vegan

1940–45; veg(etari)an

OTHER WORDS FROM vegan

ve·gan·ism, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH vegan

vegan , vegetarian
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British Dictionary definitions for vegan

vegan
/ (ˈviːɡən) /

noun

a person who refrains from using any animal product whatever for food, clothing, or any other purpose
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for vegan

vegan
[ vēgən, vĕjən ]

n.

A vegetarian who eats plant products only, especially one who uses no products derived from animals, as fur or leather.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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