wolverene
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(Gulo luscus)


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  • Wolverene — Wol ver*ene , Wolverine Wol ver*ine , n. [From {Wolf}, with a dim suffix; prob. so called from its supposed wolfish qualities.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous mammal ({Gulo gulo} formerly {Gulo luscus}), of the weasel family {Mustelid[ae]}, about… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wolverene — Wolverene, eine Art Vielfraß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Wolverene — (Wolwerin), s. Vielfraß …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Wolverene — Wolverēne, s. Vielfraß …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • wolverene — n. wolverine, meat eating mammal related to the weasel and badger …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wolverene — n.; (also wolverine) Glutton (Gulo luscus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • wolverene — wol·ver·ene …   English syllables

  • wolverene — noun see wolverine …   Useful english dictionary

  • carcajou — Wolverene Wol ver*ene , Wolverine Wol ver*ine , n. [From {Wolf}, with a dim suffix; prob. so called from its supposed wolfish qualities.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous mammal ({Gulo gulo} formerly {Gulo luscus}), of the weasel family {Mustelid[ae]} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glutton — Wolverene Wol ver*ene , Wolverine Wol ver*ine , n. [From {Wolf}, with a dim suffix; prob. so called from its supposed wolfish qualities.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A carnivorous mammal ({Gulo gulo} formerly {Gulo luscus}), of the weasel family {Mustelid[ae]} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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