the portion of food that a ruminant returns from the first stomach to the mouth to chew a second time.
Idioms about cud
chew one's / the cud, Informal. to meditate or ponder; ruminate.
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How to use cud in a sentence
They were more than likely to stand and chew their cuds and look out upon the world with vacant stares and say nothing.The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels | Arthur Scott Bailey
While he told them what the bays had said to him they chewed their cuds and listened with a dreamy look in their great, mild eyes.The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels | Arthur Scott Bailey
The rest of the herd were contentedly chewing their cuds in the moonlight, grunting and blowing over contented stomachs.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
And while the cows were being milked, they ate the meal and chewed their cuds.The Sandman: His Farm Stories | William J. Hopkins
Who can give any cuds to a fellow, who starts with a heap of money round his neck?
British Dictionary definitions for cud
partially digested food regurgitated from the first stomach of cattle and other ruminants to the mouth for a second chewing
chew the cud to reflect or think over something
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Scientific definitions for cud
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.
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