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Adjective: ruminant  roo-mi-nunt
  1. Related to or characteristic of animals of the suborder Ruminantia or any other animal that chews a cud
    "ruminant mammals"
Noun: ruminant  roo-mi-nunt
  1. Any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments

Derived forms: ruminants

Type of: artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal, even-toed ungulate

Antonym: nonruminant

Part of: Ruminantia, suborder Ruminantia

Encyclopedia: Ruminant