American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Food regurgitated from the first stomach to the mouth of a ruminant and chewed again.
- n. Something held in the mouth and chewed, such as a quid of tobacco.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A portion of food voluntarily forced into the mouth from the first stomach by a ruminating animal, and leisurely chewed a second time. See ruminate, rumination.
- n. A quid.
- n. The portion of food which is brought back into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time.
- n. Low A portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed; a quid.
- n. The first stomach of ruminating beasts.
- n. a wad of something chewable as tobacco
- n. food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again
- From Old English cudu, earlier cwidu, of Proto-Indo-European origin. Cognate with German Kitt and Sanskrit जतु (jatu, "lac, gum"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English cudu. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“O, da karnij..cud lectocyoot sum inosint maus, or cud put eye aut!”
“Camels chew their cuds (a cud is what they bring up from the reticulum portion of their 4-chambered stomach to chew again), but they have 2 toes.”
“For six hours, the crew's members tackled tall grass and thorny blackberry plants and toiled without a break other than to chew their cud, that is.”
“Placid is one word, stupidly stitting around chewing the cud is another.”
“The chewing of the cud was a mistake, for the coney does not do so, but it has a way of moving its jaws which might lead to the idea that it ruminates.”
“Chiselbob, woodlouse; also called a cud-worm, and, rolled in a pill, put down the throat of a cow to promote the restoration of her cud, which she was supposed to have lost.”
“Rottie, a ruminant ruminates, i.e. chews his cud, which is the food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again.”
“July 9, 2008 at 7:14 am mai guess iz taht itz sumwun whoo came here wunst or twyste, maded a few lolz, tehn found sumfing else too doo. tihs guy onlee haz a few pics & lols — no faves, even. an teh faves thing haz bin around foar awhyle. almoast eberywun whoo libs heer haz at leest wun fave. usin “maus” name cud be just coinkydink — ai knew sumwun in collige wif taht niknayme — an even ‘tess’ an ‘tessm’ gets takin lotsa plaises. but it duzzint help owr Maus owt…”
“pseudo-rumination" from the characteristics of ruminants (cows sheep and others) that chew the cud, which is food regurgitated and chewed again.”
“Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., the minority whip, dismisses the current House Republican agenda as "cud," the regurgitated food that cows chew a second time.”
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