An example of ruminate is when you carefully contemplate an idea and give it serious thought.
A ruminate endosperm.
Origin of ruminate
- Latin rūmināre rūmināt- from rūmen rūmin- throat
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 1533, "to turn over in the mind," also "to chew cud" (1547), from Latin rÅ«minÄtus, past participle of rÅ«minÄre (“to chew the cud, turn over in the mind"), from rÅ«men (“the throat, gullet") (generally ruminis), of uncertain origin.