cud, rechewed food(noun)
food of a ruminant regurgitated to be chewed again
chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad(noun)
a wad of something chewable as tobacco
The portion of food which is brought back into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time.
Origin: From cudu, earlier cwidu, of origin. Cognate with German Kitt and Sanskrit जतु.
that portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed a second time
a portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed; a quid
the first stomach of ruminating beasts
Origin: [AS. cudu, cwudu,cwidu,cweodo, of uncertain origin; cf, G. kder bait, Icel. kvir womb, Goth. qius. Cf. Quid.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kud, n. the food brought from the first stomach of a ruminating animal back into the mouth and chewed again.—n. Cud′weed, the popular name for many species of plants covered with a cottony down.—Chew the cud, to meditate. [A.S. cwidu.]
The numerical value of cud in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of cud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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