Glutton

Definition of Glutton

Glut´ton
n.1.
1.One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer.
2.Fig.: One who gluts himself.
Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy.
- Granville.
3.(Zool.) A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo formerly Gulo luscus), of the weasel family Mustelidæ, 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.
Glutton bird
(Zool.) the giant fulmar (Ossifraga gigantea); - called also Mother Carey's goose, and mollymawk.
a.1.Gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing.
A glutton monastery in former ages makes a hungry ministry in our days.
- Fuller.
v. t. & i.1.To glut; to eat voraciously.
Gluttoned at last, return at home to pine.
- Lovelace.
Whereon in Egypt gluttoning they fed.
- Drayton.

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