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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of sea birds including the booby and the common gannet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Sulidae

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