Gannet definitions

găn'ĭt
Any of several large seabirds of the genus Morus, especially M. bassanus of the North Atlantic, having a pointed bill and tail, long wings, and white plumage with black wingtips.
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Any of a genus (Morus, family Sulidae) of pelecaniform birds; esp., a white, gooselike, web-footed bird (M. bassanus) that breeds on cliffs along the N Atlantic coasts.
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Any of three species of large seabird in the genus Morus, of the family Sulidae. They have black and white bodies and long pointed wings, and hunt for fish by plunge diving and pursuing their prey underwater.
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(UK) A voracious eater; a glutton.
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(UK) A person who flocks towards food whenever it is put out.
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Origin of gannet

Old English ganot, from Proto-Germanic *ganataz (“gander”). Cognate with Dutch gent.