lacto-ovo vegetarian

noun
lac·​to-ovo vegetarian | \ ˈlak-tō-ˈō-vō- How to pronounce lacto-ovo vegetarian (audio) \

Definition of lacto-ovo vegetarian

: a vegetarian whose diet includes dairy products, eggs, vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts

called also ovo-lacto vegetarian

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Examples of lacto-ovo vegetarian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another 30% are lacto-ovo vegetarians who eat dairy and eggs, while another 8% eat fish but not other meat. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "What this sunny, religious town in California teaches us about living longer," 25 Nov. 2019 This included vegans, lacto-ovo vegetarians (who do eat dairy and eggs), and pesco-vegetarians (who do eat seafood). Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "The Longevity Diet: What to Eat So You Live Longer and Healthier," 1 Oct. 2019 The lacto-ovo vegetarian includes eggs and dairy products. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Black Bean and Corn Enchilada Casserole: Fiber rich and vegetarian," 7 Sep. 2019 Strict vegetarians and vegans are also at a higher risk of developing a B12 deficiency than lacto-ovo vegetarians (vegetarians who still eat eggs and dairy products) and non-vegetarians, the NIH says. Korin Miller, Allure, "What You Should Know Before Taking Vitamin B12 Supplements," 31 Mar. 2018 Strict vegetarians and vegans are also at a higher risk of developing a B12 deficiency than lacto-ovo vegetarians (vegetarians who still eat eggs and dairy products) and non-vegetarians, the NIH says. Korin Miller, Allure, "What You Should Know Before Taking Vitamin B12 Supplements," 31 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of lacto-ovo vegetarian

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Lacto-ovo vegetarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lacto-ovo%20vegetarian. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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lacto-ovo vegetarian

noun

Medical Definition of lacto-ovo vegetarian

: a vegetarian whose diet includes milk, eggs, vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts

called also ovo-lacto vegetarian

— compare lacto-vegetarian

Other Words from lacto-ovo vegetarian

lacto-ovo-vegetarian adjective

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