- any of several heavily built marine birds of the genus Morus (or Sula), having a long stout bill and typically white plumage with dark markings: family Sulidae, order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc)
See also booby
- slang a gluttonous or greedy person
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Birdsany large, web-footed, seabird of the family Sulidae, having a sharply pointed bill, long wings, and a wedge-shaped tail, noted for its plunging dives for fish.
- bef. 900; Middle English; Old English ganot; akin to Dutch gent gander