Definitions for cudkʌd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the coarse food regurgitated by a ruminant from its first stomach for further chewing.

    Category: Zoology

  2. Dial.

    Category: Status (usage)

    Ref: quid1. 1

Idioms for cud:

  1. chew the cud,Informal. to meditate or ponder.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

Origin of cud:

bef. 1000; ME; OE cudu, var. of cwiodu, cwidu; akin to OHG quiti glue, Skt jatu gum. Cf. quid1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cud, rechewed food(noun)

    food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again

  2. chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad(noun)

    a wad of something chewable as tobacco


  1. cud(Noun)

    The portion of food which is brought back into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time.

  2. Origin: From cudu, earlier cwidu, of origin. Cognate with German Kitt and Sanskrit जतु.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cud(noun)

    that portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time

  2. Cud(noun)

    a portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed; a quid

  3. Cud(noun)

    the first stomach of ruminating beasts


  1. Cud

    Cud is a portion of food that returns from a ruminant's stomach in the mouth to be chewed for the second time. More accurately, it is a bolus of semi-degraded food regurgitated from the reticulorumen of a ruminant. Cud is produced during the physical digestive process of rumination. The idiomatic expression chewing one's cud means meditating or pondering; similar expressions such as "he chewed that over for a bit", or "chew on that!" likely have the same derivation.

Anagrams of cud

  1. ucd

  2. UDC

Translations for cud

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of cows etc) to bring food from the stomach back into the mouth and chew it again.

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