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See gannet.

[Middle English soland : Old Norse sūla, gannet + Old Norse önd, duck.]


(ˈsəʊlən) ,

solan goose



(Animals) an archaic name for the gannet
[C15 soland, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse sūla gannet, ōnd duck]


(ˈsoʊ lən)

a gannet. Also called so′lan goose′.
[1400–50; late Middle English soland < Old Norse sūla gannet + ǫnd duck]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solan - very large white gannet with black wing tipssolan - very large white gannet with black wing tips
gannet - large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted for its plunging dives for fish
genus Sula, Sula - type genus of the Sulidae
References in classic literature ?
He dare not do that, and you know it full well, Solan," contradicted the black.
And myself into the bargain," said Solan, with a shudder.
Yes," muttered Solan, "I have often thought upon that very thing.
Having satisfied himself that the amount was correct, Solan replaced the money in the pouch and rose from the table.
Tonight, or tomorrow," repeated Solan, and as the door closed behind his guest the old man continued to mutter as he turned back to the table, where he again dumped the contents of the money-pouch, running his fingers through the heap of shining metal; piling the coins into little towers; counting, recounting, and fondling the wealth the while he muttered on and on in a crooning undertone.
Think you that for your happiness Solan will give up his life?
When you have passed beyond this chamber in your flight, what can prevent Solan replacing the switch as it was before your vile hand touched it?
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George Sutton, 63, fought through dense and choking smoke to reach Alison Solan, who was trapped in the first-floor flat at Grange Farm, Coulby Newham.
Charity champ Mark Solan battled tears and heartbreak during his mammoth fundraising challenge, as reporter CRAIG JOHNS found out when he joined him for part of it.
Mark Solan, 44, was honoured for his fundraising work at our ceremony in Grosvenor House, Central London, on October 30.
International Resource News-April 14, 2016--Premier confirms first oil from North Sea Solan field