cud


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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 ?
Whin I was about three-quarters av a mile off the rest-camp, powtherin' along fit to burrst, I heard the noise av the men, an', on my sowl, Sorr, I cud catch the voice av Peg Barney bellowin' like a bison wid the belly-ache.
and wouldn't it be a blessed thing for your spirrits if ye cud lay your two peepers jist, upon Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, Barronitt, when he is all riddy drissed for the hopperer, or stipping into the Brisky for the drive into the Hyde Park.
Which sentiment being a pretty hard morsel, and bearing something of the air of a paradox, we shall leave the reader to chew the cud upon it to the end of the chapter.
Thus Caedmon, keeping in mind all he heard, and, as it were, chewing the cud, converted the same into most harmonious verse; and sweetly repeating the same, made his masters in their turn his hearers.
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.
As I trotted along, however, chewing the cud of - bitter fancies, I heard another horse at no great distance behind me; but I never conjectured who the rider might be, or troubled my head about him, till, on slackening my pace to ascend a gentle acclivity, or rather, suffering my horse to slacken his pace into a lazy walk - for, rapt in my own reflections, I was letting it jog on as leisurely as it thought proper - I lost ground, and my fellow- traveller overtook me.
The gun-bullocks lay down together and began chewing the cud, but the young mule huddled close to Billy.
He must have seen Cathy and her cousin about the spot before he examined it, for while his jaws worked like those of a cow chewing its cud, and rendered his speech difficult to understand, he began:-
Cadwallader had slipped again into the library to chew a cud of erudite mistake about Cush and Mizraim.
The sun was yet low in the heaven, and the red cows stood in the long shadow of the elms, chewing the cud and gazing with great vacant eyes at two horsemen who were spurring it down the long white road which dipped and curved away back to where the towers and pinnacles beneath the flat-topped hill marked the old town of Winchester.
When Cadmus and his companions came up with her, there was the brindled cow taking her ease, chewing her cud, and looking them quietly in the face; as if this was just the spot she had been seeking for, and as if it were all a matter of course.
The led cows, hastily brought in and tethered to anything that would hold them, were looking stupidly on, or lying down chewing the cud of nothing particularly repaying their trouble, which they had picked up in their interrupted saunter.