Definition of vegan in English:

vegan

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Pronunciation: /ˈviːg(ə)n
 
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noun

  • A person who does not eat or use animal products: [as modifier]: a vegan diet
    More example sentences
    • Unlike ovo-lacto vegetarians, vegans have eliminated all animal products from their diets.
    • Since cholesterol is found only in animal products such as meat, dairy products and eggs, vegans consume a cholesterol-free diet.
    • Mothers who use soya-based formulas are in most cases strict vegetarians or vegans avoiding baby foods made with cow's milk.

Derivatives

veganism

noun
More example sentences
  • Strict veganism is potentially hazardous for young children, and vegan children tend to be smaller.
  • Chappell recommends veganism for everyone from athletes to businessmen and attributes his own good health to his vegan diet.
  • I did consider veganism at one point, but thought it too extreme to fit into a modern lifestyle.

Origin

1940s: from vegetarian + -an.

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