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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gannet  \Gan"net\,  n.  [OE.  gant,  AS  ganet,  ganot,  a  sea  fowl,  a 
  fen  duck;  akin  to  D.  gent  gander,  OHG.  ganazzo  See  {Gander}, 
  {Goose}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  several  species  of  sea  birds  of  the  genus  {Sula}, 
  allied  to  the  pelicans. 
 
  Note:  The  common  gannet  of  Europe  and  America  ({S.  bassana}), 
  is  also  called  {solan  goose},  {chandel  goose},  and 
  {gentleman}.  In  Florida  the  wood  ibis  is  commonly 
  called  gannet. 
 
  {Booby  gannet}.  See  {Sula}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gannet 
  n  :  large  heavily  built  seabird  with  a  long  stout  bill  noted  for 
  its  plunging  dives  for  fish 




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