vegetarianism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vegetarianism a diet excluding all meat and fish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A little under one quarter of the people in the world are vegetarians
    • n Vegetarianism The theory or practice of living upon vegetables and fruits.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show "Scooby-Doo." Casey Kasem, being a strict vegetarian, also requested that Shaggy follow the same diet on the show
    • n vegetarianism The theory and practice of living solely on vegetables. The doctrines and practice of vegetarianism are as old as the time of Pythagoras, and have for ages been strictly observed by many of the Hindus, as well as by Buddhists and others.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Despite its reputation for being finicky, the average cat consumes about 127,750 calories a year, nearly 28 times its own weight in food and the same amount again in liquids. In case you were wondering, cats cannot survive on a vegetarian diet.
    • n Vegetarianism the theory and practice of a vegetarian
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Quotations

  • Dean William R. Inge
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    “It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.”
  • Finley Peter Dunne
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    “Most vegetarians I ever see looked enough like their food to be classed as cannibals.”
  • Albert Einstein
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    “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—Low L. vegetabilis, animating—L. vegetāre, to quicken—vegēre, to be lively; akin to vigēre, to be vigorous. Cf. Vigour.

Usage

In literature:

Hardly a town of any size but has now its vegetarian restaurant.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
All aboard to Alligator Island with its tropic vegetarians and boat races!
"Pee-Wee Harris Adrift" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
This is liable to be the case in the dietary of the strict vegetarian.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Among those which are forced to become largely vegetarian in winter is the Bluebird.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
It is a pure vegetarian, and a remarkably moderate drinker.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Fortunately his tastes were vegetarian and indiscriminate.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
Then there is the vegetarian cure, no meat being eaten; and there are the meat eaters, who use no vegetables.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
It is largely vegetarian.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
We would strongly recommend to young men of full habit, vegetarian diet.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
A vegetarian community can maintain a civilization, but it has to start off on meat.
"A Matter of Importance" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
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In poetry:

I am silent in the Club,
I am silent in the pub.,
I am silent on a bally peak in Darien;
For I stuff away for life
Shoving peas in with a knife,
Because I am a rigid Vegetarian.
"The Logical Vegetarian" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Oh, I know a Doctor Gluck,
And his nose it had a hook,
And his attitudes were anything but Aryan;
So I gave him all the pork
That I had, upon a fork
Because I am myself a Vegetarian.
"The Logical Vegetarian" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
You will find me drinking rum,
Like a sailor in a slum,
You will find me drinking beer like a Bavarian
You will find me drinking gin In the lowest kind of inn
Because I am a rigid Vegetarian.
"The Logical Vegetarian" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
No more the milk of cows
Shall pollute my private house
Than the milk of the wild mares of the Barbarian
I will stick to port and sherry,
For they are so very, very,
So very, very, very, Vegetarian.
"The Logical Vegetarian" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
So I cleared the inn of wine,
And I tried to climb the sign,
And I tried to hail the constable as "Marion."
But he said I couldn't speak,
And he bowled me to the Beak
Because I was a Happy Vegetarian.
"The Logical Vegetarian" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

A family trip to this vegetarian haven is like Mom's home cooking, only better.
5 Questions for the Registered Dietician on Vegetarian Kids.
Like the vegetarian platter, the meat combo includes salad, hummus, pita and basmati rice, plus beef and chicken shish kabobs and beef kifta kabobs .
A leading member of the raw food movement, Chicago-based Karyn Calabrese's journey to the natural side began in the mid-1970's when, troubled by some of the health issues that were popping up in her family, she adopted a vegetarian diet.
Fast Food, Health Food, Vegetarian/Vegan.
The menu, much of which is vegetarian, changes frequently.
Whether it's the success of Meatless Monday or simply a groundswell that's been building, we've seen an increase in layered vegetarian cooking.
Years ago, between my picky-eating teenage years and my picky-eating vegetarian years, I loved pork lumpia.
Have there been studies of whether eating a vegetarian diet increases life expectancy.
I am used to vegetarian restaurants and churches being cults, but this is something new.
From steak to vegetarian or Japanese to Italian, find a restaurant that appeals to your appetite at TreasureCoastDining.
All-vegetarian small plates in a space that's hipper than most on Devon.
File this one under the strange but true category: Researchers think a bite from a tick may be spreading vegetarianism .
About 2.5 million Americans over the age of 55 are vegetarian according to a 2012 Harris poll conducted for the Vegetarian Resource Group, and doctors and researchers say interest in such diets is growing.
Here are a few prominent vegetarians .
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In science:

These results reinforce the hypothesis that not all users are interested in the same articles even within a certain newsgroup (e.g., consider a vegetarian vs. a meat-eater in rec.food.recipes).
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
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