from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of various hoofed, even-toed, usually horned mammals of the suborder Ruminantia, such as cattle, sheep, deer, antelopes, and giraffes, characteristically having a stomach divided into four compartments and chewing a cud that consists of plant food that is regurgitated when partially digested.
- noun Any of various animals that ruminate but are not in the Ruminantia, including camels, alpacas, and llamas.
- adjective Characterized by the chewing of cud.
- adjective Of or belonging to the Ruminantia.
- adjective Meditative; contemplative.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Ruminating; chewing the cud; belonging to the Ruminantia, or having their characters.
- Hence, thoughtful; meditative; quiet.
- noun An animal that chews the cud; any member of the Ruminantia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A ruminant animal; one of the Ruminantia.
- adjective (Zoöl.) Chewing the cud; characterized by chewing again what has been swallowed; of or pertaining to the Ruminantia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Chewing
- noun An
artiodactyl ungulate mammalwhich chews cud, such as a cowor deer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
- adjective related to or characteristic of animals of the suborder Ruminantia or any other animal that chews a cud
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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It is like the battles between certain ruminant animals whose horns are set at such an angle that they are incapable of hurting one another.
If you want to subsist solely on weeds like some sort of bipedal ruminant, that is your right - go for it.
When a cow eats infected tissue -- it's called the ruminant feed that they used to get this from -- it can take as much as eight years for that cow to start showing symptoms.
My word of the day is "ruminant", in case anyone is wondering.
A ruminant is a mammal that digests plant-based food by initially softening it within the animal’s first stomach, known as the rumen, then regurgitating the semi-digested mass, now known as cud, and chewing it again.
I sometimes think I am the only really sane man aboard the vessel -- except perhaps the second engineer, who is a kind of ruminant, and would care nothing for all the fiends in the Red Sea so long as they would leave him alone and not disarrange his tools.
Other healthy green practices include eschewing trans fat, using fewer "ruminant" meats such as beef and lamb, reducing food waste (by serving smaller portions) and using biodegradables.
a kind of ruminant, and would care nothing for all the fiends in the Red
Hector proves this was not a mistake and these are precisely the sort of people who buy into this ruminant evacutation. fostert Says:
Humans do not possess either the digestive enzymes or the multiple-pouched digestive system enjoyed by ruminant animals, which are capable of consuming and being well-nourished by grain-based carbohydrates in their naturally-occurring state.