Ruminantly Ru"mi*nant*ly, adv. In a ruminant manner; by ruminating, or chewing the cud. [1913 Webster]

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  • ruminantly — adverb see ruminant II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ruminantly — ru·mi·nant·ly …   English syllables

  • ruminantly — adverb see ruminant II * * * ruˈminantly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑ruminant …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruminant — ruminantly, adv. /rooh meuh neuhnt/, n. 1. any even toed, hoofed mammal of the suborder Ruminantia, being comprised of cloven hoofed, cud chewing quadrupeds, and including, besides domestic cattle, bison, buffalo, deer, antelopes, giraffes,… …   Universalium

  • ruminant — I. noun Date: 1661 a ruminant mammal II. adjective Date: 1691 1. a. (1) chewing the cud (2) characterized by chewing again what has been swallowed b. of or relating to two suborders (Ruminantia and Tylopoda) of herbivorous even toed hoofed… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ruminant — [ro͞o′mə nənt] adj. [L ruminans, prp. of L ruminare, to ruminate < rumen,RUMEN] 1. chewing the cud 2. of the cud chewing animals 3. meditative; thoughtful n. any of the suborders (Ruminantia and Tylopoda) of four footed, cud chewing… …   English World dictionary

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