From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cud \Cud\ (k[u^]d), n. [AS. cudu, cwudu,cwidu,cweodo, of
   uncertain origin; cf, G. k["o]der bait, Icel. kvi[eth]r womb,
   Goth. qi[thorn]us. 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.
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            Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed,
            and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye
            eat.                                  --Levit. xi. 3
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   2. A portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed; a quid.
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   3. The first stomach of ruminating beasts. --Crabb.
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   To chew the cud, to ruminate; to meditate; used with of;
      as, to chew the cud of bitter memories.
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            Chewed the thrice turned cud of wrath. --Tennyson.
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