Vegetarian vs Vegetation - What's the difference?

vegetarian | vegetation |

As nouns the difference between vegetarian and vegetation

is that vegetarian is vegetarian while vegetation is vegetation.





  • (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 ----




    (wikipedia vegetation)
  • (uncountable) Plants, taken collectively.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-05-10
  • , author=Audrey Garric , title=Urban canopies let nature bloom , volume=188, issue=22, page=30 , magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) citation , passage=As towns continue to grow, replanting vegetation has become a form of urban utopia and green roofs are spreading fast. Last year 1m square metres of plant-covered roofing was built in France, as much as in the US, and 10 times more than in Germany, the pioneer in this field. In Paris 22 hectares of roof have been planted, out of a potential total of 80 hectares.}}
    There were large amounts of vegetation in the forest.
  • (pathology, countable) An abnormal verrucous or fibrinous growth
  • The act or process of vegetating, or growing as a plant does; vegetable growth.