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brant

[brant] /brænt/
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.
Also called brant goose; especially British, brent, brent goose.
Origin of brant
1535-1545
1535-45; short for brantgoose, brentgoose; akin to Old Norse brandgās, German Brandgans

brent

[brent] /brɛnt/
noun, Chiefly British.
1.
Also called brent goose.
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Examples from the Web for brent goose
Historical Examples
  • The brent goose passes its time either on the sea or on the muds.

    British Sea Birds Charles Dixon
  • But very little is known of the nidification of the brent goose.

    British Sea Birds Charles Dixon
  • Its flight and actions generally very closely resemble those of the brent goose.

    British Sea Birds Charles Dixon
  • They also saw the “brent goose,” a well-known species, and the “Canada goose,” which is the wild goose par excellence.

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for brent goose

brent goose

/brɛnt/
noun
1.
a small goose, Branta bernicla, that has a dark grey plumage and short neck and occurs in most northern coastal regions Also called brent, (esp US and Canadian) brant
Word Origin
C16: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse brandgās sheldrake

brant

/brænt/
noun (pl) brants, brant
1.
(US & Canadian) a small goose, Branta bernicla, that has a dark grey plumage and short neck and occurs in most northern coastal regions Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) brent goose

Brent

/brɛnt/
noun
1.
a borough of NW Greater London. Pop: 267 800 (2003 est). Area: 44 sq km (17 sq miles)
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