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Here are some definitions according to Webster:

veg·e·tar·i·an·ism (-E-&-"ni-z&m) ca. 1851
n. the theory or practice of living on a diet made up of vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, and sometimes eggs or dairy products

veg·an ('vE-g&n also 'vA- also 've-j&n or -"jan) Etymology: by contraction from vegetarian
Date: 1944
n. a strict vegetarian who consumes no animal food or dairy products; also : one who abstains from using animal products (as leather)


I would further add:

veg·an ('vE-g&n also 'vA- also 've-j&n or -"jan) Etymology: by contraction from vegetarian
Date: 1944
adj. containing no animal products and made without the use of animal prducts

Lac·to-veg·e·tar·i·an
n. a vegetarian who consumes dairy products
adj. containing dairy products but no meat

Lac·to-o·vo veg·e·tar·i·an
n. a vegetarian who consumes dairy products and eggs
adj. containing dairy products and eggs but no meat

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