from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. A portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed; a quid.
- n. The first stomach of ruminating beasts.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wad of something chewable as tobacco
- n. food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again
Middle English, from Old English cudu.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English cudu, earlier cwidu, of Proto-Indo-European origin. Cognate with German Kitt and Sanskrit जतु (jatu, "lac, gum"). (Wiktionary)