vegetarian Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"vegetarian" in British English

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vegetariannoun [C]

uk   /ˌvedʒ.ɪˈteə.ri.ən/  us   /-ˈter.i-/ (UK informal veggie)
B1 a ​person who does not ​eatmeat for ​health or ​religiousreasons 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   us   /-ə.nɪ.zəm/
Vegetarianism is ​becoming more ​popular among ​youngpeople.

vegetarianadjective

uk   /ˌvedʒ.ɪˈteə.ri.ən/  us   /-ˈter.i-/ (informal veggie)
B1 not ​eating or ​includingmeat: vegetarian ​cooking/​food a vegetarian ​dish/​meal a vegetarian ​restaurant She's ​recently gone/​become vegetarian.
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(Definition of vegetarian from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vegetarian" in American English

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vegetariannoun [C]

 us   /ˌvedʒ·ɪˈteər·i·ən/
a ​person who does not ​eatmeat for ​health or for ​religious or ​moralreasons: Some vegetarians ​avoideggs and ​dairyproducts as well as ​meat.
vegetarian
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌvedʒ·ɪˈteər·i·ən/
a vegetarian ​diet
vegetarianism
noun [U]  us   /ˌvedʒ·ɪˈteər·i·əˌnɪz·əm/
(Definition of vegetarian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vegetarian”
in Arabic نَباتي…
in Korean 채식주의자…
in Portuguese vegetariano, -a…
in Catalan vegetarià, -ana…
in Japanese 菜食主義者, ベジタリアン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 素食者,素食主义者…
in Turkish etyemez kişi, vejeteryan kimse…
in Russian вегетарианец…
in Chinese (Traditional) 素食者,素食主義者…
in Italian vegetariano, -a…
in Polish wegetaria-nin/nka…
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