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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.
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