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1. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer.

2. One who gluts himself. Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy. (Granville)

3. (Science: zoology) 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.

(Science: zoology) glutton bird, the giant fulmar (Ossifraga gigantea).

Synonym: mother Carey's goose, and mollymawk.

Origin: oe. Glotoun, glotun, f. Glouton, fr. L. Gluto, glutto. See glut.