noun gan·net \ˈga-nət\

: a large ocean bird that eats fish

plural gannets also gannet

Full Definition of GANNET

:  any of a genus (Morus of the family Sulidae, the gannet family) of large fish-eating seabirds that breed in colonies chiefly on offshore islands

Origin of GANNET

Middle English ganet, from Old English ganot; akin to Old English gōs goose
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with GANNET

GANNETS Defined for Kids


noun gan·net \ˈga-nət\

Definition of GANNET for Kids

:  a large bird that eats fish and spends much time far from land


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