HyperDic: ruminantia

English > 1 sense of the word Ruminantia:
NOUNanimalRuminantia, suborder Ruminantiacattle
English > Ruminantia: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaningcattle; bison; sheep; goats; antelopes; deer; chevrotains; giraffes; camels.
Synonymsuborder Ruminantia
Member ofArtiodactyla, order ArtiodactylaAn order of hooved mammals of the subclass Eutheria (including pigs and peccaries and hippopotami and members of the suborder Ruminantia) having an even number of functional toes
MembersAntilocapridae, family AntilocapridaeComprising only the pronghorns
Bovidae, family Bovidaetrue antelopes
Cervidae, family Cervidaedeer
Tragulidae, family Tragulidaechevrotains
ruminantAny of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
Broaderanimal orderThe order of animals
Adjectivesnonruminantnot ruminant
ruminantrelated to or characteristic of animals of the suborder Ruminantia or any other animal that chews a cud

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