glutton bird


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glutton \Glut"ton\, n. [OE. glotoun, glotun, F. glouton, fr. L.
   gluto, glutto. See Glut.]
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   1. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer.
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   2. Fig.: One who gluts himself.
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            Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy. --Granville.
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   3. (Zool.) 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.
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   Glutton bird (Zool.), the giant fulmar ({Ossifraga
      gigantea}); -- called also Mother Carey's goose, and
      mollymawk.
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