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There has been a kind of tug-of-war about the definitions vegan and vegetarian. According to other dictionaries the term "vegetarian" is a generic term covering many kinds of people that avoid animal products in their diet, including vegans, lactovegetarians, pescetarians etc. The definition below is written from that starting point. Before rushing to rewriting the article once again, please check at least three other dictionaries. Example entries in Wiktionary:
  • 1897 Hunter, Robert, and Charles Morris, Universal Dictionary of the English Language, Vol 4, p5045:
    • Vegetarian Society [...] A 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 Hunter, Robert, and Charles Morris, Universal Dictionary of the English Language, Vol 4, p5045:
    • 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, and milk.

-- 24.60.255.76 19:51, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

"According to other dictionaries the term "vegetarian" is a generic term covering many kinds of people that avoid animal products in their diet, including vegans, lactovegetarians, pescetarians etc."
this is not true, veganism not a dietary, is better defined as respect for animal rights. vegetarianism is a diet, is VERY different from vegananism. people who do not eat anything of animal origin are strict vegetarians.--201.95.134.168 18:30, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
That may be your point of view, but many people do not share that view. I have worked with people who described themselves and their diet as "vegan" in precisely the way the definition says. Removing the definition is censorship of other people's valid viewpoint. You do not have the authority to censor their views. --EncycloPetey 02:53, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
no there is that of "point of view" of the meaning of a word, the meaning is only one (or sometimes more than one, but this is not the case). you know nothing emerged as the veganism? certainly not. and if you worked with someone who was being vegan and only refers to food, you do not talk to a vegan, spoke with a strict vegetarian. was a person misinformed who needed information, just what I'm trying to do here. and it is YOU (or any other person) who has no authority or permission to reduce all that veganism represent a simple diet.--201.1.38.212 10:05, 10 July 2009 (UTC)