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brant

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noun, plural brants, (especially collectively) brant.
  1. any of several species of small, dark-colored geese of the genus Branta, especially B. bernicla, breeding in high northern latitudes and migrating south in the autumn.
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Origin of brant

1535–45; short for brantgoose, brentgoose; akin to Old Norse brandgās, German Brandgans
Also called brant goose; especially British, brent, brent goose.

Brant

[brant]
noun
  1. JosephThayendanegea, 1742–1807, Mohawk Indian chief who fought on the side of the British in the American Revolution.
  2. a male given name.
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  • He secured a berth on the Geranium, sailing from Liverpool, and cabled Brant to that effect.

  • Brant, however, kept apologising for the spread as he went along.

  • Although Buel kept up his end of the conversation with Brant, his mind was not on it.

  • I can think of nothing to fill my time with, and I find the Life of Brant.

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  • Governor Berkeley named also brant, shell drake, teal, and blewings.


British Dictionary definitions for brant

brant

noun plural brants or brant
  1. US and Canadian a small goose, Branta bernicla, that has a dark grey plumage and short neck and occurs in most northern coastal regionsAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): brent goose
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