Pronunciation: (vej"i-târ'ē-un), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/vegetarian.html on line 73 [key]
a person who does not eat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, etc.
1. of or pertaining to vegetarianism or vegetarians.
2. devoted to or advocating this practice.
3. consisting solely of vegetables: vegetarian vegetable soup. Cf. lacto-ovo-vegetarian, lactovegetarian, vegan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.