Meaning of “lacto-vegetarian” in the English Dictionary

"lacto-vegetarian" in British English

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lacto-vegetariannoun [ C ]

uk /ˌlæk.təʊ.vedʒ.ɪˈteə.ri.ən/ us /ˌlæk.toʊ.vedʒ.əˈter.i.ən/

a person who does not eat meat, fish, or eggs but does drink milk and eat some foods made from milk:

As a lacto-vegetarian he eats cheese, as long as it does not contain animal products such as rennet.
adjective uk us

Lacto-vegetarian diets are common among Sikhs and Hindus.

(Definition of “lacto-vegetarian” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)