Definition of Gannet

1. Noun. Large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted for its plunging dives for fish.

Generic synonyms: Pelecaniform Seabird
Group relationships: Family Sulidae, Sulidae
Specialized synonyms: Solan, Solan Goose, Solant Goose, Sula Bassana, Booby



Definition of Gannet

1. n. One of several species of sea birds of the genus Sula, allied to the pelicans.

Definition of Gannet

1. Noun. any of three species of large seabird in the genus ''Morus'', of the family Sulidae. They have black and white bodies and long pointed wings, and hunt for fish by plunge diving and pursuing their prey underwater. ¹

2. Noun. (British) a voracious eater; a glutton. ¹

3. Noun. (British) a person who flocks towards food whenever it is put out. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gannet

1. a large seabird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gannet

1. One of several species of sea birds of the genus Sula, allied to the pelicans. The common gannet of Europe and America (S. Bassana), is also called solan goose, chandel goose, and gentleman. In Florida the wood ibis is commonly called gannet. Booby gannet. See Sula. Origin: OE. Gant, AS. Ganet, ganot, a sea fowl, a fen duck; akin to D. Gent gander, OHG. Ganazzo. See Gander, Goose. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Gannet

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1. Design in Nature: Illustrated by Spiral and Other Arrangements in the by James Bell Pettigrew (1908)
"The gannet has, consequently, less than half of the wing area of the heron. The gannet's wing is, however, a long, narrow wing (that of the heron is broad), ..."

2. The Poems of Philip Freneau: Poet of the American Revolution by Philip Morin Freneau, Fred Lewis Pattee (1907)
"Her name was Deborah gannet. She went to Congress, presented her petition, and received her pension. Though he put not his name to it, it was immediately ..."

3. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1844)
"The digestive and respiratory organs of the American gannet are thus precisely similar to those of the European. In external form, proportions, and colours, ..."

4. Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 by Abington (Mass.) (1912)
"gannet, Seth and Carline Gurney, hut. Sept. i8, 1791. ... gannetT (see gannet, Genet), Charlotte and Thomas Whitmarsh, Apr. 23, ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"treated under its own title, and the gannet, or solan goose (A bassana, Briss.). The gannets are usually found in immense numbers on desert and rocky ..."

6. Design in Nature: Illustrated by Spiral and Other Arrangements in the by James Bell Pettigrew (1908)
"The gannet has, consequently, less than half of the wing area of the heron. The gannet's wing is, however, a long, narrow wing (that of the heron is broad), ..."

7. The Poems of Philip Freneau: Poet of the American Revolution by Philip Morin Freneau, Fred Lewis Pattee (1907)
"Her name was Deborah gannet. She went to Congress, presented her petition, and received her pension. Though he put not his name to it, it was immediately ..."

8. The Birds of America by John James] [Audubon (1844)
"The digestive and respiratory organs of the American gannet are thus precisely similar to those of the European. In external form, proportions, and colours, ..."

9. Vital Records of Abington, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 by Abington (Mass.) (1912)
"gannet, Seth and Carline Gurney, hut. Sept. i8, 1791. ... gannetT (see gannet, Genet), Charlotte and Thomas Whitmarsh, Apr. 23, ..."

10. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"treated under its own title, and the gannet, or solan goose (A bassana, Briss.). The gannets are usually found in immense numbers on desert and rocky ..."

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