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cud

 (kŭd)
n.
1. Food regurgitated from the first stomach to the mouth of a ruminant and chewed again.
2. Something held in the mouth and chewed, such as a plug of tobacco.

[Middle English, from Old English cudu.]

cud

(kʌd)
n
1. (Zoology) partially digested food regurgitated from the first stomach of cattle and other ruminants to the mouth for a second chewing
2. chew the cud to reflect or think over something
[Old English cudu, from cwidu what has been chewed; related to Old Norse kvātha resin (for chewing), Old High German quiti glue, Sanskrit jatu rubber]

cud

(kʌd)

n.
1. the coarse food regurgitated by a ruminant from its first stomach for further chewing.
2. Dial. quid 1.
Idioms:
chew the cud, Informal. to meditate or ponder.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English cudu, variant of cwiodu, cwidu; akin to Old High German quiti glue, Skt jatu gum. compare quid1]

cud

(kŭd)
Food that has been partly digested and brought up from the first stomach to the mouth again for further chewing by ruminants, such as cattle and sheep.

cud

, quid - The etymological base of cud appears to be "glutinous substance"; quid—"piece of tobacco for chewing"—is a variant of cud.
See also related terms for tobacco.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cud - food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again
feed, provender - food for domestic livestock
2.cud - a wad of something chewable as tobaccocud - a wad of something chewable as tobacco
bite, morsel, bit - a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
Translations
جِرَّه، ما يَجْتَرُّه الحيوان
přežvykovat
drøvtygge drøv
jórtra
atrajoti
atgremot gremokligremoklis
geviş getirmek

cud

[kʌd] N to chew the cud [animal] → rumiar; (= think over) → reflexionar, dar vueltas a las cosas

cud

[ˈkʌd] n
to chew the cud (lit, fig)ruminer

cud

nwiedergekäutes Futter; to chew the cud (lit)wiederkäuen; (fig)vor sich hin grübeln, sinnieren

cud

[kʌd] n to chew the cud (cows) → ruminare (fig) → rimuginare

cud

(kad) : chew the cud
(of cows etc) to bring food from the stomach back into the mouth and chew it again.
References in classic literature ?
During the long summer day, as his sheep cropped the good grass which the gods had made to grow for them, or lay with their forelegs doubled under their breasts and chewed the cud, Haita, reclining in the shadow of a tree, or sitting upon a rock, played so sweet music upon his reed pipe that sometimes from the corner of his eye he got accidental glimpses of the minor sylvan deities, leaning forward out of the copse to hear; but if he looked at them directly they vanished.
Macfarlane, sobered by his fury, chewed the cud of the money he had been forced to squander and the slights he had been obliged to swallow.
What could this cow have been thinking as she chewed the cud while watching the brightly-clad cyclists strain their sinews in an attempt to move themselves further up the field?