Cud(kd), n. [AS. cudu, cwudu,cwidu,cweodo, of uncertain origin; cf, G. kder bait, Icel. kvir womb, Goth. qius. Cf. Quid.] 1. That portion of food which is brought up into the mouth by ruminating animals from their first stomach, to be chewed 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
2. A portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed; a quid.
3. 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 cud of wrath.Tennyson.
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