1. chewing the cud
2. of the cud-chewing animals
4. any of the suborders (Ruminantia and Tylopoda) of four-footed, cud-chewing artiodactylous
mammals: cattle, buffalo, goat, deer, antelope, and giraffe have a stomach with four chambers (the rumen, reticulum, omasum, and abomasum) and the camel, llama, and chevrotain have a stomach with three chambers
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