Definition of solan in English:


Syllabification: so·lan
Pronunciation: /ˈsōlən
(also solan goose)


  • The northern gannet. See gannet ( sense 1).
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    • Known locally as solan geese, gannets are Britain's biggest seabird, having a wingspan of up to six feet.
    • The main body of the solan geese build on the West Craigs, although a number build also on the Main Craigs; while the guillemots and razorbills seem to confine themselves to the West.
    • The wildlife includes otters, seals, salmon and trout and well over 200 different species of birds such as red-throated divers, corncrake, solan geese and a few pairs of golden eagles.


late Middle English: probably from Old Norse súla 'gannet' + and- 'duck'.

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