Ossifraga gigantea
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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  • Ossifraga gigantea — Fulmar Ful mar (f[u^]lm[aum]r), n. [Icel. f[=u]lm[=a]r. See {foul}, and {Man} a gull.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of sea birds, of the family {Procellariid[ae]}, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well known species are the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arctic fulmar — Fulmar Ful mar (f[u^]lm[aum]r), n. [Icel. f[=u]lm[=a]r. See {foul}, and {Man} a gull.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of sea birds, of the family {Procellariid[ae]}, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well known species are the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carcajou — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulmar — Ful mar (f[u^]lm[aum]r), n. [Icel. f[=u]lm[=a]r. See {foul}, and {Man} a gull.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of sea birds, of the family {Procellariid[ae]}, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well known species are the {arctic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fulmar petrel — Fulmar Ful mar (f[u^]lm[aum]r), n. [Icel. f[=u]lm[=a]r. See {foul}, and {Man} a gull.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of sea birds, of the family {Procellariid[ae]}, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well known species are the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulmarus glacialis — Fulmar Ful mar (f[u^]lm[aum]r), n. [Icel. f[=u]lm[=a]r. See {foul}, and {Man} a gull.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of sea birds, of the family {Procellariid[ae]}, allied to the albatrosses and petrels. Among the well known species are the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glutton bird — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gulo gulo — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gulo luscus — 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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