(of a product or practice, especially food) Not containing animal products (meat, eggs, milk, leather, etc) or inherently involving animal use.
‘He eats a completely vegan diet.’; ‘This chocolate cake is vegan.’;
Vegetable-tanned leather, typically cow skin tanned using plant-derived tannins rather than chemicals.
‘Vegetan is a stiffer leather that takes tooling very well, but it is easily damaged by water without further treatment.’;
(of a person) Committed to avoiding any product or practice that inherently involves animal use.
‘She is not vegan as she eats eggs and wears leather.’;
A synthetic microfibre, intended to be used as a vegan substitute for leather.
Relating to vegans or veganism.
‘Yesterday I went to a vegan party.’; ‘She is interested in vegan philosophy.’;
A person who does not eat, drink or otherwise consume any animal products
A person committed to avoiding products and practices that inherently involve animal use, including all foods containing animal products, and to abstaining from direct and intentional harm to animals as far as possible; an adherent to veganism.
‘Our vegan-friendly shaving brush is made with synthetic bristles instead of badger hair.’;
A vegetarian who does not eat any animal products, not even fish, eggs, or milk.
a strict vegetarian; someone who eats no animal or dairy products at all