Meaning of “ruminant” in the English Dictionary

"ruminant" in British English

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ruminantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈruː.mɪ.nənt/ us /ˈruː.mə.nənt/ specialized

a type of animal that brings up food from its stomach and chews it again, for example a cow, sheep, or deer

adjective uk us

ruminant animals

(Definition of “ruminant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)