Definition of lactovegetarian in US English:



  • A person who abstains from eating meat and eggs, but who eats dairy products.

    • ‘As a lacto-vegetarian, I love to cook Thanksgiving dinner, but it has never been one of my favorite meals to eat.’
    • ‘Additionally lacto-vegetarians can get plenty of calcium from skim milk, nonfat yogurt, and low-fat cheeses.’
    • ‘Is she a lacto-vegetarian, who eats and drinks dairy products?’
    • ‘Similarly, a lacto-vegetarian is one who consumes dairy products, but no eggs.’
    • ‘Salad sarnies, hummus and pitta bread and cheese on toast (only OK for lacto-vegetarians anyway) can get really boring.’