from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who practices vegetarianism.
- n. A herbivore.
- adj. Of or relating to vegetarianism or vegetarians.
- adj. Consisting primarily or wholly of vegetables and vegetable products: a vegetarian diet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who does not eat animal flesh, or, in some cases, animal products.
- n. An animal that eats only plants; a herbivore.
- adj. Of or relating to the type of diet eaten by vegetarians (in all senses).
- adj. Of a product normally made with meat, having non-meat substitutes in place of meat.
- adj. That does not eat meat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who holds that vegetables and fruits are the only proper food for man. Strict vegetarians eat no meat, eggs, or milk, and are sometimes referred tro as vegans.
- adj. Of or pertaining to vegetarianism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of those who on principle abstain from animal food.
- Consisting entirely of vegetables.
- n. One who maintains that vegetables and farinaceous substances constitute the only proper food for man.
- n. One who abstains from animal food, and lives exclusively on vegetables, together with, usually, eggs, milk, etc. Strict vegetarians eat vegetable and farinaceous food only, and will not eat butter, eggs, or even milk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products
veget(able) + -arian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
vegetable + -arian; popularized following 1847 foundation of British Vegetarian Society. (Alternatively, it may derive from vegetus + -arian.) (Wiktionary)