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From vegetable +‎ -arian; popularized following 1847 foundation of British Vegetarian Society.

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /vɛ.d͡ʒɪˈtɛə.ɹi.ən/, /ˌvɛ.d͡ʒɪˈtɛə.ɹɪ.ən/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /vɛ.d͡ʒɪˈtɛ.ɹi.ən/
  • Rhymes: -ɛəɹiən
  • Hyphenation: veg‧et‧a‧ri‧an

vegetarian (plural vegetarians)

  1. A person who does not eat animal flesh, or, in some cases, use any animal products. [from 1839]
    • 1925-29, Mahadev Desai (translator), M.K. Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Part I, chapter xv[1]:
      I went in for all books available on vegetarianism and read them. One of these, Howard Williams' The Ethics of Diet, was a 'biographical history of the literature of humane dietetics from the earliest period to the present day'. It tried to make out, that all philosophers and prophets from Pythagoras and Jesus down to those of the present age were vegetarians.
  2. An animal that eats only plants; a herbivore.
    Synonym: herbivore (standard term)
  • Vegetarian (obsolete)
  • (person who does not eat animals): vegan; lactovegetarian, lactarian; ovovegetarian, eggetarian; lacto-ovo-vegetarian, lactoovovegetarian, ovo-lacto-vegetarian, ovolactovegetarian
  • (animal that also eats meat): omnivore
  • (animal that only eats meat): carnivore
  • (person that only eats meat): meatarian, meatatarian

vegetarian (comparative more vegetarian, superlative most vegetarian)

  1. Of or relating to the type of diet eaten by vegetarians (in all senses). [from 1849]
    Synonym: Pythagorean
  2. Without meat.
  3. Of a product normally made with meat, having non-meat substitutes in place of meat.
    Synonym: plant-based
  4. That does not eat meat.
    Antonym: nonvegetarian
  • fruitarian
  • nutarian
  • pescetarian
  • vagitarian
  • vegan
  • vegetarianism on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • renavigate

Borrowed from English vegetarian.

  • IPA(key): [vɛ.d͡ʒi.tɛ.ri.jən]
  • Rhymes: -ən
  • Hyphenation: ve‧ge‧ta‧ri‧an

vegetarian (Jawi spelling ۏيݢيتاريان, plural vegetarian-vegetarian, informal 1st possessive vegetarianku, 2nd possessive vegetarianmu, 3rd possessive vegetariannya)

  1. A vegetarian.
    Synonym: pemayur (rare)
  • “vegetarian” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.

Borrowed from French végétarien.

vegetarian m or n (feminine singular vegetariană, masculine plural vegetarieni, feminine and neuter plural vegetariene)

  1. vegetarian

Borrowed from English vegetarian.

vegetarian c

  1. A vegetarian.
  • vegetarianism
  • vegetarisk
  • vegetarian in Svensk ordbok (SO)
  • vegetarian in Svenska Akademiens ordlista (SAOL)
  • vegetarian in Svenska Akademiens ordbok (SAOB)
  • negativare

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