- a gannet.
Origin of solan
1400–50; late Middle English soland < Old Norse sūla gannet + ǫnd duck
Also called solan goose.
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Examples from the Web for solan
The Solan had been driven upon the Quarr rocks, and she was a total wreck.
How could he expect a blessing on a boat bought as he had bought The Solan?
It might be a diver or a solan goose with outspread wings, but it looked too large.She's All the World to Me
In severe winters, flocks of solan geese, locally denominated "barnacles," frequent the shores.
On the same authority I learn that a Solan goose, or gannet, has been known to visit this stream.A Cotswold Village
J. Arthur Gibbs
- an archaic name for the gannet
C15 soland, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse sūla gannet, ōnd duck
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