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gannet

[ gan-it ]
/ ˈgæn ɪt /
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noun

any large, web-footed, seabird of the family Sulidae, having a sharply pointed bill, long wings, and a wedge-shaped tail, noted for its plunging dives for fish.

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Origin of gannet

before 900; Middle English; Old English ganot; akin to Dutch gentgander
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British Dictionary definitions for gannet

gannet
/ (ˈɡænɪt) /

noun

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 booby (def. 3)
slang a gluttonous or greedy person

Word Origin for gannet

Old English ganot; related to Old High German gannazzo gander
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