[soh-luh n]


a gannet.

Origin of solan

1400–50; late Middle English soland < Old Norse sūla gannet + ǫnd duck
Also called solan goose. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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solan goose


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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