[ brant ]
/ brænt /

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.

Nearby words

  1. branks,
  2. branle,
  3. brannigan,
  4. branny,
  5. branson,
  6. brant, joseph,
  7. brantford,
  8. branting,
  9. branwen,
  10. branzino

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 ]
/ brænt /


JosephThayendanegea, 1742–1807, Mohawk Indian chief who fought on the side of the British in the American Revolution.
a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (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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