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Word: ruminant

Definition: animal that ruminates; ADJ.


Sentences Containing 'ruminant'

It may be doubted, for instance, whether the Australian marsupials, which are divided into groups differing but little from each other, and feebly representing, as Mr. Waterhouse and others have remarked, our carnivorous, ruminant, and rodent mammals, could successfully compete with these well-developed orders.

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