1. The first stomach of a ruminant, the rumen.
  2. The abdomen or belly of a human or animal, especially a large, protruding one.
  3. A paunch mat.
  4. The thickened rim of a bell, struck by the clapper.


  1. To remove the internal organs of a ruminant, such as a hare or rabbit prior to eating.

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