of or pertaining to the star Vega, or the natives or inhabitants of its solar system
A Novel of a Vegan Visitor
But Earth has particular significance. It’s the center of Loarism, because the Humans originated here. It corresponds to our own Vegan system.
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.
Dorlis was great when no human had ever entered the Vegan system.
He had long since stopped wishing for the mild Vegan tobacco of his youth.
Kirk was exposed to and almost died from Vegan choriomengitis.
Editorial, Thrilling Wonder Stories
Earliest cite in OED2: 1951. OED Online revised this entry in 2012 to include this 1940 example.
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