mollymawk
Glutton Glut"ton, n. [OE. glotoun, glotun, F. glouton, fr. L. gluto, glutto. See {Glut}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: One who gluts himself. [1913 Webster]

Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy. --Granville. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) A carnivorous mammal ({Gulo gulo} formerly {Gulo luscus}), of the weasel family {Mustelid[ae]}, about the size of a large badger; called also {wolverine}, {wolverene} and {carcajou}. It was formerly believed to be inordinately voracious, whence the name. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Glutton bird} (Zo["o]l.), the giant fulmar ({Ossifraga gigantea}); -- called also {Mother Carey's goose}, and {mollymawk}. [1913 Webster]


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  • mollymawk — /mol ee mawk /, n. any of various oceanic birds, as the fulmar or albatross. Also, mallemuck, mollymoke. [1685 95; < D mallemok, equiv. to malle, var. of mal foolish + mok < Norw mak MEW2] * * * …   Universalium

  • mollymawk — noun Any of a group of medium sized albatrosses in the genus Thalassarche. Syn: mallemuck …   Wiktionary

  • mollymawk — n. (also known as an albatross) large sea bird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mollymawk — noun chiefly Austral./NZ an albatross. Origin C17: from Du. mallemok, from mal foolish + mok gull …   English new terms dictionary

  • mollymawk — mol•ly•mawk [[t]ˈmɒl iˌmɔk[/t]] n. orn any of various medium sized tube nosed seabirds, as the fulmar and, in Australian and New Zealand waters, the smaller species of albatross • Etymology: 1685–95; < D mallemok=malle, var. of mal foolish… …   From formal English to slang

  • mollymawk — /ˈmɒlimɔk/ (say moleemawk) noun any of various albatrosses. Also, mallemuck …   Australian English dictionary

  • mollymawk — n. (also mallemuck) any of various small kinds of albatross or similar birds. Etymology: Du. mallemok f. mal foolish + mok gull …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mollymawk Island — (54°1′S 37°19′W / 54.017°S 37.317°W / 54.017; 37.317) is a small, tussock covered island lying between Seaward Rock and Crescent Island in the north part of the …   Wikipedia

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