gulo gulo


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.]
   [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. (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.
      [1913 Webster +PJC]

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wolverene \Wol`ver*ene"\, Wolverine \Wol`ver*ine"\, n. [From
   Wolf, with a dim suffix; prob. so called from its supposed
   wolfish qualities.]
   1. (Zool.) A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo formerly {Gulo
      luscus}), of the weasel family Mustelidae, about the
      size of a large badger; called also glutton and
      carcajou. It is a native of the northern parts of
      America, Europe, and Asia.
      [1913 Webster +PJC]

   2. A nickname for an inhabitant of Michigan. [U. S.]
      [1913 Webster]
Feedback Form