Definitions for gannetˈgæn ɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of several large seabirds of the genus Sula (or Morus), of the booby family, inhabiting colder oceanic waters in both hemispheres.
Origin of gannet:
bef. 900; ME; OE ganot; akin to D gentgander
large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted for its plunging dives for fish
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.
a voracious eater; a glutton.
a person who flocks towards food whenever it is put out.
Origin: ganot, from ganataz. Cognate with Dutch gent.
one of several species of sea birds of the genus Sula, allied to the pelicans