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1. ruminant  (noun) 
any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments



  More Specific:
pollard - a usually horned animal that as either shed its horns or had them removed
bovid - hollow-horned ruminants
pronghorn / prongbuck / pronghorn antelope / American antelope / Antilocapra americana - fleet antelope-like ruminant of western North American plains with small branched horns
deer / cervid - distinguished from Bovidae by the male''s having solid deciduous antlers
chevrotain / mouse deer - very small hornless deer-like ruminant of tropical Asia and west Africa
giraffe / camelopard / Giraffa camelopardalis - tallest living quadruped


  Member Meronym:
    Ruminantia     suborder Ruminantia


  More Generic:
    even-toed ungulate     artiodactyl     artiodactyl mammal


2. ruminant  (adj) 
related to or characteristic of animals of the suborder Ruminantia or any other animal that chews a cud; "ruminant mammals"



  Pertainym:
    Ruminantia     suborder Ruminantia


  Opposite of:
    nonruminant


 

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