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Webster 1913 Edition


Ruminant

Ru′mi-nant

,
Adj.
[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.

Ru′mi-nant

,
Noun.
(Zool.)
A ruminant animal; one of the Ruminantia.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ruminant

RU'MINANT

,
Adj.
[L. rumino.] Chewing the cud; having the property of chewing again what has been swallowed; as ruminant animals.

RU'MINANT

,
Noun.
An animal that chews the cud. Ruminants are four footed, hairy and viviparous.

Definition 2021


ruminant

ruminant

English

Adjective

ruminant (comparative more ruminant, superlative most ruminant)

  1. Chewing cud.
  2. Pondering; ruminative.
    • G. K. Chesterton
      “I wonder what a paradox is,” remarked the priest in a ruminant manner.

Translations

Noun

ruminant (plural ruminants)

  1. An artiodactyl ungulate mammal which chews cud, such as a cow or deer.

Hyponyms

  • See also Wikisaurus:ruminant

Translations

Related terms


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁy.mi.nɑ̃/

Adjective

ruminant m (feminine singular ruminante, masculine plural ruminants, feminine plural ruminantes)

  1. ruminant

Noun

ruminant m (plural ruminants)

  1. ruminant

Verb

ruminant

  1. present participle of ruminer

Latin

Verb

rūminant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of rūminō