solan

[ soh-luh n ]
/ ˈsoʊ lən /

noun

a gannet.

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Also called solan goose.

Origin of solan

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

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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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