Any of various hoofed, even-toed, usually horned mammals of the suborder Ruminantia, such as cattle, sheep, deer, antelopes, and giraffes, characteristically having a stomach divided into four compartments and chewing a cud that consists of plant food that is regurgitated when partially digested.noun
Any of various animals that ruminate but are not in the Ruminantia, including camels, alpacas, and llamas.adjective
Characterized by the chewing of cud.adjective
Of or belonging to the Ruminantia.adjective
Ruminating; chewing the cud; belonging to the Ruminantia, or having their characters.
Hence, thoughtful; meditative; quiet.noun
An animal that chews the cud; any member of the Ruminantia.adjective
Chewing the cud; characterized by chewing again what has been swallowed; of or pertaining to the Ruminantia.noun
A ruminant animal; one of the Ruminantia.