Definition for PAUNCH

PAUNCH, n. [Fr. panse; It. and Sp. panza; Port. pança; D. pens; Basque, pantza; L. pantex. Qu. G. wanst.]

The belly and its contents. The paunch, in ruminating quadrupeds, is the first and largest stomach, into which the food is received before rumination. – Monro.

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