solan goose
Gannet Gan"net, n. [OE. gant, AS. ganet, ganot, a sea fowl, a fen duck; akin to D. gent gander, OHG. ganazzo. See {Gander}, {Goose}.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of sea birds of the genus {Sula}, allied to the pelicans. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common gannet of Europe and America ({Sula bassana}), is also called {solan goose}, {chandel goose}, and {gentleman}. In Florida the wood ibis is commonly called gannet. [1913 Webster]

{Booby gannet}. See {Sula}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Solan goose — Goose Goose (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solan (goose) — or solan [sō′lən] n. 〚Scot < ME soland < ON sūla, gannet + and, ǫnd, a duck, akin to OE ænid, Ger ente < IE * anet > L anas〛 GANNET * * * …   Universalium

  • solan (goose) — or solan [sō′lən] n. [Scot < ME soland < ON sūla, gannet + and, ǫnd, a duck, akin to OE ænid, Ger ente < IE * anet > L anas] GANNET …   English World dictionary

  • solan (goose) — or solan [sō′lən] n. [Scot < ME soland < ON sūla, gannet + and, ǫnd, a duck, akin to OE ænid, Ger ente < IE * anet > L anas] GANNET …   English World dictionary

  • Solan goose — So lan goose [Icel. s?la; akin to Norw. sula.] (Zo[ o]l.) The common gannet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solan goose — noun very large white gannet with black wing tips • Syn: ↑solan, ↑solant goose, ↑Sula bassana • Hypernyms: ↑gannet • Member Holonyms: ↑Sula, ↑genus Sula * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • solan goose — n. very large gannet …   English contemporary dictionary

  • solan-goose — n. Gannet (Sula barsanus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Goose — (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander}, {Gannet}, {Ganza},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goose barnacle — Goose Goose (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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