Definition of vegan
: a strict vegetarian who consumes no food (such as meat, eggs, or dairy products) that comes from animals; also : one who abstains from using animal products (such as leather)
veganadjective vegan desserts a vegan restaurant
Recent Examples of vegan from the Web
Within the last decade or so, startup companies and even big guys like Ben & Jerry’s have joined the vegan ice cream movement.
Pelosi has no ability to project a coherent message; Schumer seems entirely reactive; and the base has fixed its sights on a Russian-collusion fantasy that may eventually be revealed as a vegan nothing-burger.
Paul Dano pops up as a militant vegan animal-rights activist intent on freeing Okja, with Steven Yeun as his nervy sidekick.
Where to eat: Flagstaff, catering to a college crowd, has an interesting food scene going on with plenty of vegan, gluten-free, and locavore options; a burgeoning craft brew scene; and a place that makes killer churros (Criollo Latin Kitchen).
At Gulaschprogrammiernacht (Goulash Programming Night), a recent event at a former munitions factory in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe, about 800 participants ate industrial amounts of the stew, both meat and vegan.
Gluten free crusts and vegan cheeses are available.
Harris described himself as a Christian and a Buddhist, but is a vegan to stay true to the latter.
Jana made its campaign public at the same time that Mackey was launching a new book on the benefits of vegan eating -- timing that Mackey now says was intentional.
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The difference between vegetarian, vegan, and other diets
The word vegetarian sprouted up in 1839. Fruitarian ("a person who lives on fruit") ripened by 1893. In 1944, vegetarians who consume no animal or dairy products began calling themselves vegans. Then, in 1993, those who eat fish but no other meat chose pesce, the Italian word for "fish," to create the designation pescatarian. In that same year, meatatarian was served up as a word for those whose diet largely includes meat; that word is rare, however, and is usually used in informal and humorous ways, making it the type of fare not included in our dictionaries. Another fairly recent dietary word is flexitarian, a person who follows a mostly vegetarian diet but occasionally eats meat or fish.
VEGAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vegan for English Language Learners
: a person who does not eat any food that comes from animals and who often also does not use animal products (such as leather)
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