The word vegetarian, comes from the Latin word vegetus, meaning "whole, sound, fresh, or lively," as in homo vegetus-a mentally and physically vigorous
person. The original meaning of the word implies a balanced philosophical and moral sense of life, a lot more than just a diet of vegetables and fruits.
Today vegetarianism is the practice of living on products of the vegetable kingdom, with or without the use of eggs and dairy products, but excluding
entirely the consumption of any part of the body of an animal as food (including chicken and fish). The term "vegetarian" means a person who follows
such practice or describes such a person, creature, establishment or food pertaining to vegetarianism.