1. [ adjective ] related to or characteristic of animals of the suborder Ruminantia or any other animal that chews a cud

"ruminant mammals"

Related terms: nonruminant Ruminantia
2. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
Related terms: even-toed_ungulate deer chevrotain pronghorn bovid pollard giraffe okapi Ruminantia rumen abomasum psalterium reticulum predigest ruminate
Similar spelling:   Ruminantia