of or pertaining to the star Vega, or the natives or inhabitants of its solar system
The great Vegan Science Chief uttered an order and in a moment one of our crew had brought from another of the cruiser’s rooms the thought-speech machine, a compact metal cabinet from which five flat metal bands led, ending in shining little clips.
Sun People in Weird Tales May iv. 622/2
1940 Thrilling Wonder Stories Nov. 4/1
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.
Black Friar of the Flame in Planet Stories Spring 13/1
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.
Attitude in Astounding Science Fiction Sept. 16/2
Dorlis was great when no human had ever entered the Vegan system.
Death Sentence in Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 32/1
He had long since stopped wishing for the mild Vegan tobacco of his youth.
Foundation Trilogy–Foundation i. 79
There were just the standard plants that are nutured in ships’s farms throughout the galaxy—tomatoes and cucumbers, the Centaurian umbrella vine, Vegan moss-fern.
Edge of Night in Worlds of If Sept. 30/1
There’s softshell malaprops marinated in angels’s tears, roast Vegan dingword, klitterbungas fried in oyster sauce, [etc.].
Rabid in Mallworld in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine June 24
Kirk was exposed to and almost died from Vegan choriomengitis.
War Dragons xvii. 265
A bed of pink carnivorous plants, resembling a Vegan weeping flytrap, snapped at unwary insects. According to the tricorder, the concealed panel was right above the voracious flytraps. Naturally, Barclay thought. Why not a nest of Denebian slime devils, too?
Thinking of You in Sky’s the Limit 151
Edmond Hamilton, "Sun People", in Weird Tales.
Research HistoryMike 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.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2007 cite from Greg Cox.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1930 cite from Edmond Hamilton.
Earliest cite in OED2: 1951. OED Online revised this entry in 2012 to include this 1940 example.
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