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ruminant

ru·mi·nant

ruminant

 
pronunciation:
ru mih nnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of various cud-chewing cloven-hoofed quadrupeds, such as cattle, deer, or camels, that usu. have a stomach divided into three or four compartments.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: cud-chewing, as certain animals.
definition 2: thoughtful or contemplative; ruminative.
similar words:
contemplative, meditative
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derivation: ruminantly (adv.)