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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.
New Zealand wildlife lovers are mourning the death of a gannet named Nigel, dubbed "the loneliest bird in the world" due to the absence of any feathered friends on his island home.
Second and third places were awarded to Mike Belson for 'Northern Gannet Embrace' and Kevin Blood for 'Ripples in the Sand' respectively.
Another Gannet was out of place on Rhyl's Marine Lake, while the winds also brought Leach's Petrels to Flint's Oakenholt Marsh, Point Lynas and both of Llandudno's Orme headlands.
And three helicopters went on a historic final flight from their base, HMS Gannet near Prestwick in Ayrshire.
The paper called for more research into gannet flights and for raising the minimum permitted clearance height above sea level to 30 metres (98ft).
The sister vessels of the Pacific Grackle are Pacific Goldfinch, Pacific Gosling and Pacific Gannet.
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED RSPCA team with rescued gannet
Some of the offshore birdlife includes: The northern gannet - a seabird which is the largest member of the gannet family, Sulidae.
Visitors to the Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick can use interactive cameras to zoom in on the live gannet action.
Gannett Co Inc (NYSE:GCI) on Wednesday reported net income attributable to Gannet of USD59.
A first-year northern gannet (Morns bassanus) was presented to the Cape Wildlife Center by staff at the Falmouth Animal Control, Falmouth, MA, USA.