ruminants

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ruminant \Ru"mi*nant\, noun (Zool.) A ruminant animal; one of the Ruminantia.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ruminant \Ru"mi*nant\, adjective [L. ruminans, -antis, p. pr.: cf. F. ruminant. See {Ruminate}.] (Zool.) Chewing the cud; characterized by chewing again what has been swallowed; of or pertaining to the Ruminantia.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ruminant

adjective

1: related to or characteristic of animals of the suborder Ruminantia or any other animal that chews a cud; "ruminant mammals" [ant: {nonruminant}]

noun

1: any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments


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