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 for Gannet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gannet \Gan"net\, n. [OE. gant, AS. ganet, ganot, a sea fowl, a
     fen duck; akin to D. gent gander, OHG. ganazzo. See Gander,
     Goose.] (Zool.)
     One of several species of sea birds of the genus Sula,
     allied to the pelicans.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The common gannet of Europe and America ({Sula
           bassana), is also called solan goose, chandel
           goose, and gentleman. In Florida the wood ibis is
           commonly called gannet.
           [1913 Webster]
     Booby gannet. See Sula.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted
           for its plunging dives for fish

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