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
Erven Santa Monica, $$ A few blocks from the Santa Monica Pier, this marketplace and restaurant articulates something fresh about vegan cuisine.
Nimble also will have baked goods — mini bundt cakes, in different flavors — and breakfast sandwiches, including vegan versions.
The company is going after millennials who want to replace their post-workout smoothie with a vegan, protein-rich beverage that’s not a meal replacement (packets run from 120 to 170 calories).
Meanwhile, in Dusseldorf, Peter Zodrow runs a vegan eatery that has seen its business boom.
Tours can be modified for those with allergies and who have vegan or vegetarian dietary needs.
A variety of creamy bases made of fruit, nut butters, rice, soy and even hemp have elevated vegan ice cream among vegans, vegetarians and health-conscious meat-eaters alike.
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.
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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.
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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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