1. large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted for its plunging dives for fish;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gannet \Gan"net\, n. [OE. gant, AS. ganet, ganot, a sea fowl, a
fen duck; akin to D. gent gander, OHG. ganazzo. See Gander,
One of several species of sea birds of the genus Sula,
allied to the pelicans.
Note: The common gannet of Europe and America (Sula
bassana), is also called solan goose, chandel
goose, and gentleman. In Florida the wood ibis is
commonly called gannet.
Booby gannet. See Sula.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted
for its plunging dives for fish