From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gannet \Gan"net\, n. [OE. gant, AS. ganet, ganot, a sea fowl, a
   fen duck; akin to D. gent gander, OHG. ganazzo. See Gander,
   Goose.] (Zool.)
   One of several species of sea birds of the genus Sula,
   allied to the pelicans.
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   Note: The common gannet of Europe and America ({Sula
         bassana}), is also called solan goose, {chandel
         goose}, and gentleman. In Florida the wood ibis is
         commonly called gannet.
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   Booby gannet. See Sula.
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