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Ruminant

ruminant
(Science: zoology) Chewing the cud; characterised by chewing again what has been swallowed; of or pertaining to the ruminantia.
Origin: L. Ruminans, -antis, p.pr., cf. F. Ruminant. See Ruminate.
(Science: zoology) A ruminant animal; one of the ruminantia.


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