Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The practice of consuming a diet that does not include the flesh of animals and is mainly composed of plant parts (such as leaves, roots, fruits, nuts, and seeds), along with fungi, and sometimes eggs and dairy products.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The theory and practice of living solely on vegetables.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The theory or practice of living upon vegetables and fruits.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The practice of following a vegetarian diet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a diet excluding all meat and fish

Etymologies

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vegetarian +‎ -ism

Examples

  • So, are you going to do a post on why vegetarianism is morally preferable?

    Sour Grapes

  • Hero: Tony Bourdain for his open mind for all kinds of food he tries on his travels across the world, since I am pretty conservative, Indian vegetarianism is my style.

    Meme : Table Talk

  • Hero: Tony Bourdain for his open mind for all kinds of food he tries on his travels across the world, since I am pretty conservative, Indian vegetarianism is my style.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • For him, vegetarianism is unmanly, as is refraining from killing animals.

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • The reason a hurried "Oh, I hardly eat meat either" has become such a popular response to another's declaration of vegetarianism is usually not that we mean it, but that we now know enough about factory farming to want to stop Scully types from telling us any more.

    Nasty, Brutish, and Short

  • The reason a hurried "Oh, I hardly eat meat either" has become such a popular response to another's declaration of vegetarianism is usually not that we mean it, but that we now know enough about factory farming to want to stop Scully types from telling us any more.

    Nasty, Brutish, and Short

  • It had the stretched look of long-term vegetarianism or long-time drug use, or both.

    Rambles at starchamber.com » Blog Archive » Cranky music patrons

  • I’m not sure, but it doesn’t look to me like transportation emissions are factored into the “vegetarianism is ineffective” link; I think that study is concerned entirely with direct production emissions. gerrycanavan

    Tuesday Is Soylent Green Day « Gerry Canavan

  • Pythagoras, the Western embodiment of vegetarianism, is a good analogue for the 'Saturnian Archimage'.)

    Morton, Topoi of 'Blood and Gold' in Mary and Percy Shelley

  • It made me again question my eating habits as I've been toying with the idea of vegetarianism.

    Cocoa Popps: I AM: The Film, the Message and... Water Bottles?

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  • if you are on a vow of celibacy and don't keep vegetarianism then you not called celibacy.

    August 7, 2012