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vegetarian

noun [C] uk   /ˌvedʒ.ɪˈteə.ri.ən/ us    /-ˈter.i-/ (UK informal veggie)
B1 a person who does not eat meat for health or religious reasons or because they want to avoid being cruel to animals: Of the four million people who have become vegetarians in this country, nearly two thirds are women.
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vegetarianism
noun [U] uk   /-ə.nɪ.zəm/ us  
Vegetarianism is very popular among young people in Britain, especially among teenage girls.

vegetarian

adjective uk   /ˌvedʒ.ɪˈteə.ri.ən/ us    /-ˈter.i-/ (informal veggie)
B1 not eating or including meat: vegetarian cooking/food a vegetarian dish/meal a vegetarian restaurant She's recently gone/become vegetarian.
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