Cud (k?d), n [AS. cudu, cwudu,cwidu,cweodo, of uncertain origin; cf, G. kder bait, Icel. kvir womb, Goth. qipus. Cf. Quid.]


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

Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. Levit. xi. 3


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



The first stomach of ruminating beasts.


To chew the cud, to ruminate; to meditate; used with of; as, to chew the cud of bitter memories.

Chewed the thrice turned cudof wrath. Tennyson.


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