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[Middle English soland : Old Norse sūla, gannet + Old Norse önd, duck.]
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(Animals) an archaic name for the gannet
[C15 soland, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse sūla gannet, ōnd duck]
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a gannet. Also called so′lan goose′.
[1400–50; late Middle English soland < Old Norse sūla gannet + ǫnd duck]
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|Noun||1.||solan - 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
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