Dietitian vs Vegetarian - What's the difference?

dietitian | vegetarian |

As nouns the difference between dietitian and vegetarian

is that dietitian is a person who studies or practices dietetics while vegetarian is vegetarian.



Alternative forms

* dietician


(en noun)
  • A person who studies or practices dietetics.
  • * 2013 , Nutrition for Nursing, Edition 5.0 , Assessment Technologies Institute, page 142:
  • The dietitian works with the client to develop meal planning that meets the client's needs based on healthy food choices.

    Usage notes

    * Professionals]] in the field prefer dietitian'' to ''dietician'' and most corpora show the preferred spelling to be significantly more common, but BNC shows them about equally common in the UK. The ''Corpus of Global [[web, Web-based English (GloWbE) shows the preferred spelling about 40% more common.








  • (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


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


    (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 ----