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Meaning of RUMINANT

Pronunciation:  'roomununt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
  2. [adj]  related to or characteristic of animals of the suborder Ruminantia or any other animal that chews a cud; "ruminant mammals"

RUMINANT is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Antonyms: nonruminant
 See Also: abomasum, American antelope, Antilocapra americana, artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, bovid, camelopard, cervid, chevrotain, deer, even-toed ungulate, first stomach, fourth stomach, Giraffa camelopardalis, giraffe, mouse deer, omasum, pollard, prongbuck, pronghorn, pronghorn antelope, psalterium, reticulum, rumen, Ruminantia, second stomach, suborder Ruminantia, third stomach



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ru"mi*nant\, a. [L. ruminans, -antis, p. pr.: cf. F.
    ruminant. See {Ruminate}.] (Zo["o]l.)
    Chewing the cud; characterized by chewing again what has been
    swallowed; of or pertaining to the Ruminantia.
  2. \Ru"mi*nant\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    A ruminant animal; one of the Ruminantia.