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What does the term "veg*n" mean?

Veg*n (or Veg*an) refers to both vegans and vegetarians. The use of the asterisk derives from its use in computer languages as a wildcard which can capture any sequence of characters. Wiktionary
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Is there a difference between "vegan" and "plant-based"?

The term vegan was intended by those who coined it to encompass lifestyles that respect non-human animals and refrain from any exploitation of them. From The Vegan Society history page Although the ...
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Why is vegan cheese nicknamed Gary?

This started as a reaction to a rant from one dairy lover who was offended by vegan cheese being called cheese. Excerpt from the rant suggesting the vegan cheese being called Gary: "Call it Gary or ...
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What do you call an almost vegetarian diet that includes honey and insects, but excludes milk and eggs?

If you really want a word for this, I'll make one up for you. Call it entomophagous vegan. Entomophagous is the adjective for eating insects. You can also say plant and insect based diet. But there ...
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Why do vegans call milk "mylk"?

This non-standard spelling is used, in my opinion, because of the discomfort some vegans feel with the idea of dairy milk as food and the desire to distinguish vegan "milk"s from dairy milk, but also, ...
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Why is nutritional yeast nicknamed Nooch?

The term nooch as a nickname for nutritional yeast seems to have originated at the Post Punk Kitchen forum way back. I say seems because I was not able to find any absolutely trustworthy source for ...
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Why do vegans call milk "mylk"?

This practice mirrors plant-based alternative products often sold under such (similar but recognizably different) names - for marketing or often legal reasons. In various localities, terms for certain ...
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Is "cruelty-free" the same as "vegan"?

Speaking only for my own locale - the UK - in general yes, but since it's open to interpretation, I ask to be sure. In my experience the term "cruelty-free" is most likely to be used for non-food ...
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What is the difference between vegetarian and vegan?

Typically (at least in Europe and the Americas), although the definition varies, vegetarians are those who at least do not consume products made from the body of an animal that has been killed. This ...
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Is "cruelty-free" the same as "vegan"?

I'm very careful with those type of labels as there are plenty of them and industries are likely to divert the real meaning of "cruelty-free" words on packaging. Fortunately, some organisations ...
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Why is nutritional yeast nicknamed Nooch?

So I wandered into this discussion randomly, but I can actually answer this question because my one and only claim to fame is naming "nooch" and mentioning it in the PPK forums c. 2005-2006. ...
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What do you call an almost vegetarian diet that includes honey and insects, but excludes milk and eggs?

"Flexitarian" can be used as a catch-all to describe any "almost" vegan/vegetarian diet. The only other term I've heard of that comes close is "beegan", to refer to a vegan to eats honey
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What is a flexitarian?

Essentially the Flexitarian Diet is a semi-vegetarian style of eating that encourages eating less meat and more plant-based foods. But there are no specific rules or suggestions other than that.
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Can "vegan" mean "lacking animal proteins"?

The Vegan Society defines veganism as ...a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, ...
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What do you call an almost vegetarian diet that includes honey and insects, but excludes milk and eggs?

I’d call it vegan (1988) or old-school vegan. The Vegan Society UK considered honey to be vegan at their founding and as recently as 1988. Yes, that’s the same society that has the word vegan ...
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What do you call an almost vegetarian diet that includes honey and insects, but excludes milk and eggs?

bee-tlegarian beegans eats honey, you mentioned eating insects, as a fortunate coincidence the word BEEtle includes Bee which is happy convenience. The "garian" suffix already indicates something ...
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