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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