- Also called solan goose .
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Here the solan-goose, the eider-duck, and innumerable varieties of gulls and other sea-fowl, build their nests and breed.The Land of Thor | J. Ross Browne
The splendid solan-goose, sora, wild ducks, and wild turkey were found in 1607 in even greater plenty than at the present day.The Birth of the Nation | Mrs. Roger A. Pryor
Gannet, gan′et, n. a web-footed fowl found in the northern seas, the best-known of which is the solan goose.
The Sula bassana, or solan goose: a large sea bird of the family Pelecanidæ, common on the Scottish coasts.The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth
The flesh of the solan goose is deprived in a similar manner of its naturally rank and fishy flavour.Bible Animals; | J. G. Wood
British Dictionary definitions for solan
an archaic name for the gannet
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