Origin of gannet
Examples from the Web for gannet
As a rule the Gannet does not approach the shore, except to breed, but follows the shoals of fish far out at sea.Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk|Thomas Browne
On the coast itself; there were the usual sea-birds—the gannet and the sea-gull—and fish in abundance.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States|Raphael Semmes
It came across the lake in a perfect wall of water, shutting out their view of Gannet Island and everything else.
Whether seen at its nest, or when fishing at sea, the Gannet is a remarkably interesting bird.British Sea Birds|Charles Dixon
Neither wagon nor box could have 246 got out here, fifteen or twenty rods off Gannet Island.
Word Origin for gannet
Old English ganot "gannet, sea-bird, water fowl," from Proto-Germanic *ganito (cf. Dutch gent, Middle High German ganiz, Old High German ganazzo), from PIE *ghans- (see goose). Old French gante is from Germanic.