brant

[brant]

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.

brent

[brent]

noun Chiefly British.

Also called brent goose.

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British Dictionary definitions for brent goose

brent goose

noun

a small goose, Branta bernicla, that has a dark grey plumage and short neck and occurs in most northern coastal regionsAlso called: brent, (esp US and Canadian) brant

Word Origin for brent goose

C16: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse brandgās sheldrake

brant

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

Brent

noun

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