English Online Dictionary. What means vegetarian? What does vegetarian mean?
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)
- 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:
- 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.
- 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)
- Of or relating to the type of diet eaten by vegetarians (in all senses). [from 1849]
- Synonym: Pythagorean
- Without meat.
- Of a product normally made with meat, having non-meat substitutes in place of meat.
- Synonym: plant-based
- That does not eat meat.
- Antonym: nonvegetarian
- vegetarianism on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
Borrowed from French végétarien.
vegetarian m or n (feminine singular vegetariană, masculine plural vegetarieni, feminine and neuter plural vegetariene)
Borrowed from English vegetarian.
- A vegetarian.