What is the difference between vegan and vegetarian?

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Vegan is a hyponym of vegetarian.

Vegetarian is a see also of vegan.


As adjectives the difference between vegan and vegetarian

is that vegan is relating to vegans or veganism while vegetarian is of or relating to the type of diet eaten by vegetarians (in all senses).

As nouns the difference between vegan and vegetarian

is that vegan is a person who does not consume, use or eat any animal products; a supporter of veganism while vegetarian is a person who does not eat animal flesh, or, in some cases, animal products.

vegan

English

(wikipedia vegan)

Adjective

(-)
  • Relating to vegans or veganism.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who does not consume, use or eat any animal products; a supporter of veganism
  • Derived terms

    * veganism * veganist

    See also

    * vegetarian * vegetarianism ----

    vegetarian

    English

    (vegetarianism)

    Noun

  • (en noun)
  • A person who does not eat animal flesh, or, in some cases, animal products.
  • * 1897 , Robert Hunter and Charles Morris, Universal Dictionary of the English Language , volume 4, page 5045:
  • Vegetarian Society formed at Manchester in 1847, to promote the use of cereals, pulse, and fruit, as articles of diet; and to induce habits of abstinence from fish, flesh, and fowl, as food.
  • * 1897 , Robert Hunter and Charles Morris, Universal Dictionary of the English Language , volume 4, page 5045:
  • vegetarian [...] One who abstains from animal food, living exclusively on vegetables, milk, eggs, and the like. The more strict vegetarians eat vegetables and farinaceous food only, abstaining from eggs, butter, milk, and in some cases, honey.
  • An animal that eats only plants; a herbivore.
  • Synonyms

    * (animal that eats only plants) herbivore (standard term)

    Coordinate terms

    * (animal that also eats meat) omnivore * (animal that only eats meat) carnivore * (person that only eats meat) meatarian, meatatarian

    Hyponyms

    * (person who does not eat animals) vegan; lactovegetarian, lactarian; lacto-ovo-vegetarian, ovo-lacto-vegetarian, ovolactovegetarian

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the type of diet eaten by vegetarians (in all senses).
  • Of a product normally made with meat, having non-meat substitutes in place of meat.
  • * 2008 , Wil Forbis, Acid Logic: A Decade of Humorous Writing on Pop Culture, Trash Cinema, and Rebel Music , p. 208:
  • Is there such a thing as a good tasting vegetarian hot dog? Cuz every one I've tried tasted like smelted tire.
  • (of a person) That does not eat meat.
  • Derived terms

    * vegetarianism

    See also

    * fruitarian * vagitarian * nutarian * pescetarian * vegan ----