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solan

[ soh-luhn ]

noun

  1. a gannet.


solan

/ ˈsəʊlən /

noun

  1. an archaic name for the gannet


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Word History and Origins

Origin of solan1

1400–50; late Middle English soland < Old Norse sūla gannet + ǫnd duck
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Word History and Origins

Origin of solan1

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

Wild flocks of sea-fowl rose above our heads from off the rock, and among others were numbers of gannets or Solan geese.

The solan geese here are also great devourers, and are said soon to exhaust all the fish in a pond.

He had charge, besides, of the solan geese that roosted in the crags; and from these an extraordinary income is derived.

With these awful weapons we wandered along the beach and fired at the gulls and solan-geese as they passed us.

There was the relishing Solan goose, whose smell is so powerful that he is never cooked within doors.

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