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Any of several large seabirds of the genus Morus, especially M. bassanus of the North Atlantic, having a pointed bill and tail, long wings, and white plumage with black wingtips. Also called solan.
1. (Animals) any of several heavily built marine birds of the genus Morus (or Sula), having a long stout bill and typically white plumage with dark markings: family Sulidae, order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc). See also booby3
2. slang a gluttonous or greedy person
[Old English ganot; related to Old High German gannazzo gander]
any of several large seabirds of the genus Sula (or Morus), of the booby family, inhabiting colder oceanic waters in both hemispheres.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English ganot; akin to Dutch gent gander]
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|Noun||1.||gannet - large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted for its plunging dives for fish|
pelecaniform seabird - large fish-eating seabird with four-toed webbed feet
booby - small tropical gannet having a bright bill or bright feet or both