deep-bodied or obese morphs as a result of an increase in available food. Not of any taxonomic significance but sometimes named as morpha, e.g. morpha lacustris as the result of filling of reservoirs and the very high nutrient load from a flooded terrestrial ecosystem (Balon, 1977)

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  • Glutton — Glut ton, n. [OE. glotoun, glotun, F. glouton, fr. L. gluto, glutto. See {Glut}.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who eats voraciously, or to excess; a gormandizer. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: One who gluts himself. [1913 Webster] Gluttons in murder, wanton to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Glutton — Glut ton, v. t. & i. To glut; to eat voraciously. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Gluttoned at last, return at home to pine. Lovelace. [1913 Webster] Whereon in Egypt gluttoning they fed. Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glutton — may refer to: * One who over indulges in and over consumes food, drink, or intoxicants to the point of waste. See Gluttony * Another name for the wolverine …   Wikipedia

  • glutton — early 13c., from O.Fr. gluton (Mod.Fr. glouton), from L. gluttonem (nom. glutto) overeater, formed from gluttire to swallow, from gula throat, from PIE *gwele (see GLUT (Cf. glut)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • glutton — [[t]glʌ̱t(ə)n[/t]] gluttons 1) N COUNT (disapproval) If you think that someone eats too much and is greedy, you can say they are a glutton. I can t control my eating. It s hard when people don t understand and call you a glutton. 2) N COUNT: N… …   English dictionary

  • glutton — glutton1 /glut n/, n. 1. a person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously. 2. a person with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something: a glutton for work; a glutton for punishment. [1175 1225; ME glutun < OF glouton < L glutton… …   Universalium

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