Examples of cud in a Sentence
a cow chewing its cud
Recent Examples of cud from the Web
The animal must have both a split hoof and chew its cud.
Fox finished with 39 points in Kentucky's 86-75 victory, holding Ball to 10 points, forcing four turnovers from him, grinding him into cud.
Not infrequently, giraffes looking at us would lick their lips with their 18-inch tongues—not in any expressive way, just as a byproduct of cud-chewing.
Giraffes eat most of the time and, like cows, regurgitate food and chew it as cud.
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Origin and Etymology of cud
Middle English cudde, from Old English cwudu; akin to Old High German kuti glue, Sanskrit jatu gum
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
CUD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cud for English Language Learners
: the food that an animal (such as a cow) brings back up from its stomach into its mouth to be chewed again
CUD Defined for Kids
Definition of cud for Students
: a portion of food brought up from the first stomach compartment of some animals (as the cow and sheep) to be chewed again
Medical Definition of cud
: food brought up into the mouth by a ruminating animal from its first stomach to be chewed again
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