vegan


veg·an

noun \ˈvē-gən also ˈvā- also ˈve-jən or -ˌjan\

: 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

:  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 \ˈvē-gə-ˌni-zəm, ˈvā-gə-, ˈve-jə-\ noun

Origin of VEGAN

by contraction from vegetarian
First Known Use: 1944

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

veg·an

noun \ˈvē-gən; ˈvej-ən, -ˌan\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VEGAN

: a strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products
vegan adjective
veg·an·ism \ˈvē-gə-ˌniz-əm, ˈvej-ə-\ noun

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