cud

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noun \ˈkəd, chiefly Southern ˈku̇d or ˈküd\

Definition of cud

  1. 1 :  food brought up into the mouth by a ruminating animal from its rumen to be chewed again

  2. 2 :  2quid

Examples of cud in a sentence

  1. a cow chewing its cud

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 century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


CUD Defined for English Language Learners

cud

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noun \ˈkəd, chiefly Southern ˈku̇d or ˈküd\

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

cud

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noun \ˈkəd\

Definition of cud for Students

  1. :  a portion of food brought up from the first stomach compartment of some animals (as the cow and sheep) to be chewed again


Medical Dictionary

cud

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noun \ˈkəd, ˈku̇d\

Medical Definition of cud

  1. :  food brought up into the mouth by a ruminating animal from its first stomach to be chewed again


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