chewed the cud

chewed the cud
regurgitated the contents of the stomach and chew them again (done by cows and other ruminants)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • To chew the cud — Cud Cud (k[u^]d), n. [AS. cudu, cwudu,cwidu,cweodo, of uncertain origin; cf, G. k[ o]der bait, Icel. kvi[eth]r womb, Goth. qi[thorn]us. Cf. {Quid}.] 1. That portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To chew the cud — chew chew (ch[udd]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chewed} (ch[udd]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chewing}.] [As ce[ o]wan, akin to D. kauwen, G. kauen. Cf. {Chaw}, {Jaw}.] 1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate. [1913 Webster] 2. To ruminate mentally;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cud — (k[u^]d), n. [AS. cudu, cwudu,cwidu,cweodo, of uncertain origin; cf, G. k[ o]der bait, Icel. kvi[eth]r womb, Goth. qi[thorn]us. Cf. {Quid}.] 1. That portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cud — [kud] n. [ME < OE cudu, cwudu, ball of cud, lit., what is rounded < IE base * gwet , resin, gum > Ger kitt, cement, glue] a mouthful of previously swallowed food regurgitated from the first two chambers of the stomach of cattle and other …   English World dictionary

  • Cud — This article is about the digestive process of a ruminant. For other uses, see Cud (disambiguation). Cud is a portion of food that returns from a ruminant s stomach in the mouth to be chewed for the second time. More accurately, it is a bolus of… …   Wikipedia

  • Chewed — chew chew (ch[udd]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chewed} (ch[udd]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chewing}.] [As ce[ o]wan, akin to D. kauwen, G. kauen. Cf. {Chaw}, {Jaw}.] 1. To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate. [1913 Webster] 2. To ruminate mentally;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cud — A mouthful of previously swallowed food, regurgitated from the first stomach of ruminants. The cud is then chewed again further breaking it down for digestion …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • Cud Search —    Cud is food that goes through several steps to be broken down. The food is eaten, partly digested, regurgitated to be chewed more, and fully digested to finalize the process. Food that is fibrous requires this process to be repeated again.… …   Hunting glossary

  • CUD — cause undetermined; congenital urinary deformity * * * cud kəd, ku̇d n food brought up into the mouth by a ruminating animal from its first stomach to be chewed again * * * (kud) the bolus of partially digested food that a ruminant casts back up… …   Medical dictionary

  • CuD — copper deficiency * * * cud kəd, ku̇d n food brought up into the mouth by a ruminating animal from its first stomach to be chewed again * * * (kud) the bolus of partially digested food that a ruminant casts back up from the rumen to be chewed a… …   Medical dictionary

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