non·​ru·​mi·​nant ˌnän-ˈrü-mə-nənt How to pronounce nonruminant (audio)
plural nonruminants
: an animal that is not ruminant
horses and other hoofed nonruminants
nonruminant adjective
nonruminant herbivores
nonruminant species

Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonruminant was in 1789

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Cite this Entry

“Nonruminant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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