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vegetarianism

[ vej-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˌvɛdʒ ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm /
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noun
the beliefs or practices of a vegetarian.
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Origin of vegetarianism

First recorded in 1850–55; vegetarian + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for vegetarianism

vegetarianism
/ (ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm) /

noun
the principle or practice of excluding all meat and fish, and sometimes, in the case of vegans, all animal products (such as eggs, cheese, etc) from one's diet
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