from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An inhabitant of the State of Michigan.
  • noun The American glutton, or carcajou, Gulo luscus (specifically identical with the glutton of the Old World), a subplantigrade carnivorous mammal of the family Mustelidæ, inhabiting British America and northerly or mountainous regions of the United States.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A carnivorous mammal (Gulo gulo formerly Gulo luscus), of the weasel family Mustelidæ, 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.
  • noun United States A nickname for an inhabitant of Michigan.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of wolverine.


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