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English definition of “lacto-vegetarian”

lacto-vegetarian

noun [C] uk   /ˌlæk.təʊ.vedʒ.ɪˈteə.ri.ən/ us    /-toʊ.vedʒ.ɪˈter.i-/
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.
lacto-vegetarian
adjective uk   us  
Lacto-vegetarian diets are common among Sikhs and Hindus.
(Definition of lacto-vegetarian from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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