vegan

If you’re a vegan, you’re a strict vegetarian, and you don’t eat anything from an animal — not even eggs or dairy. If you’re a really strict vegan, you may not even eat honey or wear leather.

A vegan diet is heavy on fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains, and since only animal products contain cholesterol, vegans are often thinner and healthier than the steak-and-potatoes crowd. On the other hand, eating out with a vegan can be problematic, since it can be difficult to find a restaurant that serves something they can eat. As you no doubt noticed, vegan is related to vegetarian and vegetable.

DEFINITIONS OF: vegan

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n a strict vegetarian; someone who eats no animal or dairy products at all

Type of:
vegetarian
eater of fruits and grains and nuts; someone who eats no meat or fish or (often) any animal products
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