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vegan

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noun veg·an \ˈvē-gən also ˈvā- also ˈve-jən or -ˌjan\

Simple Definition of vegan

  • : a person who does not eat any food that comes from animals and who often also does not use animal products (such as leather)

Full Definition of vegan

  1. :  a strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products; also :  one who abstains from using animal products (as leather)

vegan adjective
veg·an·ism play \ˈvē-gə-ˌni-zəm, ˈvā-gə-, ˈve-jə-\ noun

Origin of vegan

by contraction from vegetarian


First Known Use: 1944


Medical Dictionary

noun veg·an \ˈvē-gən; ˈvej-ən, -ˌan\

Medical Definition of vegan

  1. :  a strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products

  2. vegan adjective
    veg·an·ism \ˈvē-gə-ˌniz-əm, ˈvej-ə-\play play noun




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