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vegetarian

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noun veg·e·tar·i·an \ˌve-jə-ˈter-ē-ən\

Simple Definition of vegetarian

  • : a person who does not eat meat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of vegetarian

  1. 1 :  one who believes in or practices vegetarianism

  2. 2 :  herbivore

Origin of vegetarian

2vegetable + -arian


First Known Use: 1839

Other Physiology Terms


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vegetarian

adjective veg·e·tar·i·an

Definition of vegetarian

  1. 1 :  of or relating to vegetarians

  2. 2 :  consisting wholly of vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, and sometimes eggs or dairy products <a vegetarian diet>



1847

First Known Use of vegetarian

1847


VEGETARIAN Defined for Kids

vegetarian

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noun veg·e·tar·i·an \ˌve-jə-ˈter-ē-ən\

Definition of vegetarian for Students

  1. :  a person who does not eat meat




Medical Dictionary

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vegetarian

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noun veg·e·tar·i·an \ˌvej-ə-ˈter-ē-ən\

Medical Definition of vegetarian

  1. :  an individual who believes in or practices vegetarianism




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vegetarian

adjective veg·e·tar·i·an

Medical Definition of vegetarian

  1. 1:  of or relating to vegetarians

  2. 2:  consisting wholly of vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, and sometimes eggs or dairy products <a vegetarian diet>





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