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English definition of “vegetarian”

vegetarian

noun [C]     /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. → Compare vegan nounDiets and dieting vegetarianism     /-ə.nɪ.zəm/ noun [U] Vegetarianism is very popular among young people in Britain , especially among teenage girls .Diets and dieting
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