Full record for Vegan adj.

Definition of or pertaining to Vega or its imaginary inhabitants
OED requirements antedating 1940
Earliest cite Editorial, Thrilling Wonder Stories
Comment Mike Christie submitted a November 1943 cite from Isaac Asimov's "Death Sentence".
Mike Christie submitted a September 1943 cite from Hal Clement's "Attitude".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1942 cite from Isaac Asimov's "Black Friar of the Flame"
Mike Christie submitted a November 1940 cite from an editorial in Thrilling Wonder Stories

Earliest cite in the OED: 1951.

Last modified 9 July, 2009

Citations for Vegan adj.

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1940 Thrilling Wonder Stories Nov. 4/1 A Novel of a Vegan Visitor
1942 I. Asimov Black Friar of Flame in Planet Stories Spring 13/1 But Earth has particular significance. It's the center of Loarism, because the Humans originated here. It corresponds to our own Vegan system.
1943 ‘H. Clement’ Attitude in Astounding Sci. Fiction Sept. 16/1 The Vegan relaxed for a moment as its eyes readjusted themselves; then its antennae snapped erect and began to sway slowly in the simple patterns of the sign language of its race‥. Most of the Earthmen had some knowledge of Vegan speech—the two systems are near neighbors, and enjoy lively commercial relations—and all looked to Albee for a decision.
1943 I. Asimov Death Sentence in Astounding Sci. Fiction Nov. 32/1 Dorlis was great when no human had ever entered the Vegan system.
1951 I. Asimov Foundation Trilogy—Foundation iii.i.79 He had long since stopped wishing for the mild Vegan tobacco of his youth.
1998 L. A. Graf & M. J. Friedman War Dragons xvii. 265 Kirk was exposed to and almost died from Vegan choriomengitis.