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2 definitions found
 for Mother Carey''s goose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Glutton \Glut"ton\, n. [OE. glotoun, glotun, F. glouton, fr. L.
     gluto, glutto. See Glut.]
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     1. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer.
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     2. Fig.: One who gluts himself.
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              Gluttons in murder, wanton to destroy. --Granville.
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     3. (Zool.) A carnivorous mammal ({Gulo gulo formerly Gulo
        luscus), of the weasel family Mustelid[ae], 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.
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     Glutton bird (Zool.), the giant fulmar ({Ossifraga
        gigantea); -- called also Mother Carey's goose, and
        mollymawk.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mother \Moth"er\ (m[u^][th]"[~e]r), n. [OE. moder, AS. m[=o]dor;
     akin to D. moeder, OS. m[=o]dar, G. mutter, OHG. muotar,
     Icel. m[=o][eth]ir, Dan. & Sw. moder, OSlav. mati, Russ.
     mate, Ir. & Gael. mathair, L. mater, Gr. mh`thr, Skr.
     m[=a]t[.r]; cf. Skr. m[=a] to measure. [root]268. Cf.
     Material, Matrix, Metropolis, Father.]
     1. A female parent; especially, one of the human race; a
        woman who has borne a child.
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     2. That which has produced or nurtured anything; source of
        birth or origin; generatrix.
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              Alas! poor country! . . . it can not
              Be called our mother, but our grave.  --Shak.
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              I behold . . . the solitary majesty of Crete, mother
              of a religion, it is said, that lived two thousand
              years.                                --Landor.
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     3. An old woman or matron. [Familiar]
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     4. The female superior or head of a religious house, as an
        abbess, etc.
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     5. Hysterical passion; hysteria. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Mother Carey's chicken (Zool.), any one of several species
        of small petrels, as the stormy petrel ({Procellaria
        pelagica), and Leach's petrel ({Oceanodroma leucorhoa}),
        both of the Atlantic, and Oceanodroma furcata of the
        North Pacific.
  
     Mother Carey's goose (Zool.), the giant fulmar of the
        Pacific. See Fulmar.
  
     Mother's mark (Med.), a congenital mark upon the body; a
        birthmark; a naevus.
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