Definition of vegetarian in English:

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vegetarian

Pronunciation: /ˌvejəˈterēən/

noun

A person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons.
Example sentences
  • There are potentially as many reasons for becoming a vegetarian as there are vegetarians in the world.
  • Remember that this recipe would be ideal for vegetarians if you used vegetable stock in place of chicken stock.
  • Even vegetarians and vegans are not safe from the food scare epidemic.

adjective

Relating to the exclusion of meat or other animal products from the diet: a vegetarian restaurant
More example sentences
  • There aren't many vegetarian restaurants in this city, and not everyone can afford them.
  • It's a 100 mile round trip but decent vegetarian restaurants are few and far between.
  • In fact, I had completely forgotten that we were eating in a vegetarian restaurant.
Synonyms
meatless, meat-free, no-meat;
vegan
informal veggie

Origin

Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from vegetable + -arian.

Words that rhyme with vegetarian

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