brant

[ 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.

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.

Definition for brent goose (2 of 2)

brent

[ brent ]
/ brɛnt /

noun Chiefly British.


Also called brent goose.
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British Dictionary definitions for brent goose (1 of 3)

brent goose

/ (brɛnt) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for brent goose (2 of 3)

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

British Dictionary definitions for brent goose (3 of 3)

Brent

/ (brɛnt) /

noun

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

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