Ruminant meaning

ro͝omə-nənt
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.
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Any of various animals that ruminate but are not in the Ruminantia, including camels, alpacas, and llamas.
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Characterized by the chewing of cud.
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Of or belonging to the Ruminantia.
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Meditative; contemplative.
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Chewing the cud.
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Of the cud-chewing animals.
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Meditative; thoughtful.
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Any of the suborders (Ruminantia and Tylopoda) of four-footed, cud-chewing artiodactylous mammals: cattle, buffalo, goat, deer, antelope, and giraffe have a stomach with four chambers (the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum) and the camel, llama, and chevrotain have a stomach with three chambers.
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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.
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Any of various animals that ruminate but are not in the Ruminantia, including camels, alpacas, and llamas.
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Characterized by the chewing of cud.
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Of or belonging to the Ruminantia.
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Meditative; contemplative.
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Any of various even-toed hoofed mammals of the suborder Ruminantia. Ruminants usually have a stomach divided into four compartments (called the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum), and chew a cud consisting of regurgitated, partially digested food. Ruminants include cattle, sheep, goats, deer, giraffes, antelopes, and camels.
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Chewing cud.
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Pondering; ruminative.
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An artiodactyl ungulate mammal which chews cud, such as a cow or deer.
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Origin of ruminant

  • From Latin rūmināns rūminant- present participle of rūmināre to ruminate ruminate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin rumino, to chew the cud

    From Wiktionary