solan

[ soh-luh n ]
/ ˈsoʊ lən /
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noun

a gannet.

Nearby words

  1. sol,
  2. sol-fa,
  3. sol.,
  4. sola,
  5. solace,
  6. solana,
  7. solanaceous,
  8. solander,
  9. solanine,
  10. solanum

Origin of solan

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

Also called solan goose.

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British Dictionary definitions for solan

solan

solan goose

/ (ˈsəʊlən) /

noun

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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