vegetarianism

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veg·e·tar·i·an·ism

 (vĕj′ĭ-târ′ē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The practice of consuming a diet that does not include the flesh of animals and is mainly composed of plant parts (such as leaves, roots, fruits, nuts, and seeds), along with fungi, and sometimes eggs and dairy products.

vegetarianism

(ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm)
n
the principle or practice of excluding all meat and fish, and sometimes, in the case of vegans, all animal products (such as eggs, cheese, etc) from one's diet

veg•e•tar•i•an•ism

(ˌvɛdʒ ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm)

n.
the beliefs or practices of a vegetarian.
[1850–55]

vegetarianism

the practice of subsisting chiefly or strictly on vegetables. — vegetarian, n., adj.
See also: Food and Nutrition
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vegetarianism - a diet excluding all meat and fishvegetarianism - a diet excluding all meat and fish  
diet - a prescribed selection of foods
macrobiotic diet - a diet consisting chiefly of beans and whole grains
Translations
نَظَرِيَّة العَيْش على النَّباتات
vegetariánství
vegetarisme
vegetarijanizamvegetarijanstvo
vegetarianizmus
vegetarismo
wegetarianizm
vegetariánstvo
etyemezlik

vegetarianism

[ˌvedʒɪˈtɛərɪənɪzəm] Nvegetarianismo m

vegetarianism

[ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛəriənɪzəm] nvégétarisme m

vegetarianism

nVegetarismus m

vegetarianism

[ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzm] nvegetarianismo

vegetable

(ˈvedʒtəbl) noun
1. a plant or part of a plant, other than a fruit, used as food. We grow potatoes, beans and other vegetables; (also adjective) vegetable oils.
2. a plant. Grass is a vegetable, gold is a mineral and a human being is an animal.
ˌvegeˈtarian (vedʒi-) noun
a person who does not eat meat of any kind. Has he always been a vegetarian?; (also adjective) This is a vegetarian dish.
ˌvegeˈtarianism noun
vegetate (ˈvedʒiteit) verb
to live an idle, boring and pointless life. I would like to get a job – I don't want to vegetate.
ˌvegeˈtation (vedʒi-) noun
plants in general; plants of a particular region or type. tropical vegetation.

veg·e·tar·i·an·ism

n. vegetarianismo, método de alimentación que consiste mayormente en una dieta de vegetales y frutas.

vegetarianism

n vegetarianismo
References in classic literature ?
A rabbit likes a vegetarian diet. A lynx likes meat.
A fully vegetarian diet has been linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and cancer, but for those who like the occasional steak or burger, going semi-vegetarian means you get at least some of the benefits vegetarians enjoy.
A vegetarian diet is definitely healthier than a diet that includes meat.
I am thinking of commencing a Vegetarian Diet because I have been told that it is a very healthy form of diet.
"A vegetarian diet can be a refreshing change," she adds, so even if you aren't thinking of cutting out meat full-time, cutting back or having 'meat-free' days can totally liven up your cooking repertoire (and you might even save some money in the process).
to clogg coro m Even extra-lean minced beef has more than four times the of pulses such as beans, lentils and peas, and making a bolognese or curry with Quorn meat or soya mince, for example, can reduce fat by b w soy help keep 5 LOWER CHOLESTEROL and blood PRESSURE STUDY by the Vegetarian Society claims that a balanced vegetarian diet contains up to twice as much fibre as the national average diet, and soluble fibre can help to keep cholesterol under control.
One more scientific study has expounded the advantages of a vegetarian diet. The researchers at Harvard say a third of all early deaths could be prevented by a vegetarian diet, according to a new study.
ISLAMABAD -- Consuming a form of vegetarian diet, which includes eggs and dairy but excludes meat and fish, may be just as effective as a Mediterranean diet in reducing the risk of heart diseases and stroke, researchers have claimed.
A lacto-ovo vegetarian diet restricts all animal flesh, including meat, poultry, and seafood, but allows dairy products and eggs.
Seventy-four subjects with type 2 diabetes were randomly assigned to follow either a vegetarian diet or a conventional anti-diabetic diet.
Those who followed a vegetarian diet exhibited a 34-percent lower risk for hypertension compared to nonvegetarians.
Although The Paleo Vegetarian Diet: A Guide for Weight Loss and Healthy Living has a few recipies, it is primarily a health dietary guidebook.