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gan·net

 (găn′ĭt)
n.
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.

[Middle English ganet, from Old English ganot; see ghans- in Indo-European roots.]

gannet

(ˈɡænɪt)
n
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]

gan•net

(ˈgæn ɪt)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gannet - large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted for its plunging dives for fishgannet - 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
family Sulidae, Sulidae - gannets and boobies
solan, solan goose, solant goose, Sula bassana - very large white gannet with black wing tips
booby - small tropical gannet having a bright bill or bright feet or both
Translations
terej
głuptak

gannet

[ˈgænɪt] N
1. (= bird) → alcatraz m
2. (= glutton) (fig) → comilón/ona m/f

gannet

n (Zool) → Tölpel m; she’s a real gannet (inf)sie ist ein richtiger Vielfraß

gannet

[ˈgænɪt] n (Zool) → sula bassana
References in classic literature ?
The former is a species of gannet, and the latter a tern.
Lieutenant Commander Martin Lanni, who is second in command at Gannet, said the number of rescues in 2007 had been "phenomenal".
MORE oil is spilling into the North Sea from a second leak under Shell's Gannet Alpha platform, it has emerged.
Gannet News Service touted that, "Kid-testers of all ages consistently gave this game an enthusiastic thumbs up.
I know for a fact there are other serving members of the armed forces who lease out properties they own in Ayr, Prestwick and Troon to Gannet personnel.
Lieutenant Commander Bryan Nicholas of HMS Gannet said: "We've carried some unusual loads but a young gannet is an absolute first and, I daresay, it may be a very long time before we ever do such a thing again.
HMS Gannet, in Prestwick, looks set to be targeted in a Government cost-cutting review of the rescue helicopter service nationwide.
bar] Michael Buckland was carrying an injured gannet when a dog startled the bird and it began attacking him PICTURE: Peter Bolter
Bock, vice president of television for Guy Gannet Communications.
Papa has also worked as a sales manager for a Gannet Publication niche magazine called The Nursing Spectrum and a marketing manager for Combine Optical Management.
DIVERS yesterday plugged the oil leak from Shell's Gannet Alpha oil platform in the North Sea.
Michael Buckland was partially blinded while on holiday in The Gower with his girlfriend after a gannet pecked his eyeball at least three times with its razor-sharp six-inch beak.