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vegetable patch
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vegetable sheep
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vegetarian definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: 2vegetable + -arian Date: 1839 1. one who believes in or practices vegetarianism 2. herbivore II. adjective Date: 1849 1. of or relating to vegetarians 2. consisting wholly of vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, and sometimes eggs or dairy products <a vegetarian diet>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. a person who abstains from animal food, esp. that from slaughtered animals, though often not eggs and dairy products. --adj. excluding animal food, esp. meat (a vegetarian diet). Derivatives: vegetarianism n. Etymology: irreg. f. VEGETABLE + -ARIAN

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Vegetarian Veg`e*ta"ri*an, n. One who holds that vegetables and fruits are the only proper food for man. Strict vegetarians eat no meat, eggs, or milk.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Vegetarian Veg`e*ta"ri*an, a. Of or pertaining to vegetarianism; as, a vegetarian diet.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(vegetarians) 1. Someone who is vegetarian never eats meat or fish. Yasmin sticks to a strict vegetarian diet... ADJ A vegetarian is someone who is vegetarian. ...a special menu for vegetarians. N-COUNT 2. Vegetarian food does not contain any meat or fish. ...vegetarian lasagnes. ADJ

Moby Thesaurus

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