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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. [1913 Webster] Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is cloven-footed, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat. --Levit. xi. 3 [1913 Webster] 2. A portion of tobacco held in the mouth and chewed; a quid. [Low] [1913 Webster] 3. The first stomach of ruminating beasts. --Crabb. [1913 Webster] To chew the cud, to ruminate; to meditate; used with of; as, to chew the cud of bitter memories. [1913 Webster] Chewed the thrice turned cud of wrath. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]