solan

[soh-luh n]

Origin of solan

1400–50; late Middle English soland < Old Norse sūla gannet + ǫnd duck
Also called solan goose.
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solan

solan goose

noun
  1. an archaic name for the gannet

Word Origin for solan

C15 soland, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse sūla gannet, ōnd duck
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