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meanings of ruminate


  1. To chew cud. (Said of ruminants.) Involves regurgitating partially digested food from the rumen.
  2. To meditate or ponder over; to muse on.
  3. To meditate or reflect.


  1. Having a hard albumen penetrated by irregular channels filled with softer matter, as the nutmeg and the seeds of the North American papaw.