ruminant

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Etymology[edit]

Latin rumino, to chew the cud

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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.

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Noun[edit]

ruminant (plural ruminants)

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

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French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. ruminant

Noun[edit]

ruminant m (plural ruminants)

  1. ruminant

Verb[edit]

ruminant

  1. Present participle of ruminer.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

rūminant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of rūminō