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gannet (n.)

Old English ganot, name of a kind of sea-bird, from Proto-Germanic *ganton- (source also of Dutch gent, Middle High German ganiz, Old High German ganazzo "a gander"), from PIE *ghans- "a goose" (see goose (n.)). Old French gante is from Germanic.

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Definitions of gannet

gannet (n.)
large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted for its plunging dives for fish;
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