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veggie (plural veggies)
- (informal) A vegetable.
- 1931, United States. Dept. of Agriculture, Yearbook of agriculture, page 13:
- There was lots of rice, at least 20 different "veggies" and all kinds of soups.
- 1937, American cookery, volume 42, page 498:
- and eight small dishes of 'veggies,' as we have taught our children lovingly to term that important item of food known as vegetables.
- (informal) A vegetarian.
- (informal) vegetarian; suitable for vegetarians
- 1985, Ellen Goodman, Keeping in touch:
- One place was too crowded last time, another too expensive, a third she liked but he thought too "veggie."
- 2001 January 20, “Simplicity of Mennonite cookbook makes converts”, in Dallas Morning News:
- Diet for a Small Planet was also popular at the time, but it was a little too 'veggie,' a little too new for some people.
- 2001 September 16, “Fighting cancer with a menu”, in Chicago Tribune:
- The main courses are heavy on beans and may be too veggie for the typical meat eater to swallow but side dishes are less exotic and just as healthy ...
- 2004 September 1, “Pasta Thai a winner in new competition”, in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Journal-Sentinel:
- Steven Beeson of Milwaukee won a blue ribbon with this very veggie entree
- 1993 July 21, “Reading between the WINES”, in San Diego (California) Union-Tribune:
- So we actually proved that the old folklore about a dense canopy leading to very veggie wines was true, Noble said.
- 2009 February 4, “The Edgy Veggie: Some greens with that candy bar?”, in Oakland (California) Tribune:
- They're neither too sweet nor too veggie, but like the other bars, have more calories than a bucket of broccoli.
- (vegetarian): veggo (Australian)
informal: vegetarian; suitable for vegetarians — See also translations at vegetarian