What is another word for Ruminants?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈuːmɪnənts] (IPA)

Ruminants are mammals that have four-chambered stomachs which enables them to digest fibrous plant material, also known as roughage. These animals which belong to the order of Artiodactyla include cattle, sheep, deer, goats, and giraffes. Synonyms for the word ruminants include herbivores, grazers, cud chewers, cloven-hoofed animals, and even-toed ungulates. Ruminants are important sources of meat, milk, and other animal-derived products making them of great significance to human nutrition and livelihoods. Understanding the biology of ruminants and their roles in the ecosystem is essential in order to develop sustainable and efficient agricultural systems that contribute to global food security.

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What are the hypernyms for Ruminants?

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  • Other hypernyms:

    sheep, Artiodactyla (Even-toed ungulates), mammalia (mammals).

Usage examples for Ruminants

Sheep, goats, and other Ruminants may also be infested with it.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
Many of these latter, like the cow, are Ruminants-that is, they bring up their food to chew it over again at their leisure.
"Makers of Modern Medicine"
James J. Walsh
But the one group, I mean the savants, are ordinary Ruminants, that is, slow and clumsy.
"Underground Man"
Gabriel Tarde

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