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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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Translations
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głuptak

gannet

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

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

[ˈgænɪt] n (Zool) → sula bassana
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References in classic literature ?
The former is a species of gannet, and the latter a tern.
Judge Greg Armfield, from environmental charity World Wildlife Fund, said it was "a striking image that manages to capture in parallel the raw power and grace of the diving gannets".
THESE stunning photos showing diving gannets, a majestic deer and a gull ruffling a puffin's feathers are among the winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards.
Andy Parkinson, who worked at the paper for 18 months in 2000 and 2001, so impressed one of the world's most influential and read magazines - National Geographic - with his pictures of Shetland Island gannets that they were chosen to appear in this month's edition.
THERE are far fewer jazz gigs at Taylor John's House nowadays, but the prime Coventry venue makes an exception tomorrow as the Gannets take to the stage.
The inhabitants continue to collect gannets, although the harvest is strictly regulated.
And Simon King is on the move, catching up with hares in St Andrews, foxes in London and 50,000 pairs of nesting gannets in Scotland.
The beach and lighthouse are good places to see migrating terns, gannets, skuas,leach's petrel, kittiwakes and various sea ducks.
Great skuas, big enough to launch attacks on gannets, nest on the Northern Isles, including Orkney and Shetland.
A STUNNING image of gannets diving through water has taken this year's British Wildlife Photography award.
And at Bempton Cliffs on the East Yorkshire coast, you'll be just feet away from thousands of nesting gannets.
The practice of hunting young gannets for food was and still is a way of life to the people of ness - more so years ago when there was no Asda or tesco but starvation and poverty were aplenty.