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noun, plural brants, (especially collectively) brant.
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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Also called brant goose; especially British, brent [brent], /brɛnt/, brent goose .

Origin of brant

First recorded in 1535–45; short for brantgoose, brentgoose; akin to Old Norse brandgās, German Brandgans

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Brant
[ brant ]
/ brænt /

noun
Joseph Thayendanegea, 1742–1807, Mohawk Indian chief who fought on the side of the British in the American Revolution.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for brant

brant
/ (brænt) /

noun plural brants or brant
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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