from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of gannets, conterminous with the family Sulidæ, or restricted to the white gannets, or solan-geese—the brown gannets, or boobies, being called Dysporus. S. bassana is the leading species. See cut under gannet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A genus of sea birds including the booby and the common gannet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun type genus of the Sulidae


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