Glut"ton (?), n. [OE. glotoun, glotun, F. glouton, fr. L. gluto, glutto. See Glut.]

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 luscus), of the family Mustelidae, about the size of a large badger. It was formerly believed to be inordinately voracious, whence the name; the wolverene. It is a native of the northern parts of America, Europe, and Asia.

<-- in 1996, spelled Wolverine, and spn = Gulo gulo -->

Glutton bird Zool., the giant fulmar (Ossifraga gigantea); -- called also Mother Carey's goose, and mollymawk. <-- glutton for punishment = one persistent in an effort in spite of harmful results -->

 

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Glut"ton (?), a.

Gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing.

"Glutton souls."

Dryden.

A glutton monastery in former ages makes a hungry ministry in our days. Fuller.

 

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Glut"ton, v. t. & i.

To glut; to eat voraciously.

[Obs.]

Gluttoned at last, return at home to pine. Lovelace.

Whereon in Egypt gluttoning they fed. Drayton.

 

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