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- Rhymes: -ɔːntʃ
paunch (plural paunches)
- The first stomach of a ruminant, the rumen.
- The abdomen or belly of a human or animal, especially a large, protruding one.
- (nautical) A paunch mat.
- (protruding belly): See also Wikisaurus:paunch.
Related terms 
first stomach of ruminant; rumen
large, protruding belly
- To remove the internal organs of a ruminant, such as a hare or rabbit prior to eating.