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.
Glut·ton a. Gluttonous; greedy; gormandizing. “Glutton souls.”
A glutton monastery in former ages makes a hungry ministry in our days. --Fuller.
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.
n 1: a person who is devoted to eating and drinking to excess
[syn: gourmand, trencherman]
2: wolverine of northern Eurasia [syn: Gulo gulo, wolverine]
(Deut. 21:20), Heb. zolel, from a word meaning "to shake out,"
"to squander;" and hence one who is prodigal, who wastes his
means by indulgence. In Prov. 23:21, the word means debauchees
or wasters of their own body. In Prov. 28:7, the word (pl.) is
rendered Authorized Version "riotous men;" Revised Version,
"gluttonous." Matt. 11:19, Luke 7:34, Greek phagos, given to