Vegetarianism Veg`e*ta"ri*an*ism, n. The theory or practice of living upon vegetables and fruits. [1913 Webster]

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  • Vegetarianism — This article is about the deliberate diet for human beings. For types of vegetarian foods, see vegetarian cuisine. For plant based diets in non human animals, see herbivore. Vegetarianism Description A vegetarian diet is derived from plants, with …   Wikipedia

  • vegetarianism — /vej i tair ee euh niz euhm/, n. the beliefs or practices of a vegetarian. [1850 55; VEGETARIAN + ISM] * * * Theory or practice of eating only plants. The vegetarian diet includes grains, vegetables, fruits, and nuts; it excludes meat, poultry,… …   Universalium

  • vegetarianism — [[t]ve̱ʤɪte͟əriənɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT If someone practises vegetarianism, they never eat meat or fish. Vegetarianism is on the increase in Britain …   English dictionary

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  • vegetarianism — vegetarian ► NOUN ▪ a person who does not eat meat for moral, religious, or health reasons. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ eating or including no meat. DERIVATIVES vegetarianism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • vegetarianism — noun Date: circa 1851 the theory or practice of living on a vegetarian diet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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