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vegetarian Line breaks: vege|tar¦ian
Pronunciation: /vɛdʒɪˈtɛːrɪən/

Definition of vegetarian in English:


A person who does not eat meat or fish, 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.


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Relating to vegetarians or vegetarianism: 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.


Pronunciation: /vɛdʒəˈtɛːriəniz(ə)m/
Example sentences
  • Most of the arguments that deal with vegetarianism are based on personal morals, which means that there will never be a right or wrong answer.
  • However, while the West is embracing vegetarianism, developing countries have been going the other way.
  • This food crisis has set me thinking about vegetarianism.


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

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