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brant

 (brănt)
n. pl. brant or brants
A small wild goose (Branta bernicla) that breeds in Arctic regions and has a black neck and head.

[Variant of brent(-goose), possibly from Middle English brende, brindled; see brindled.]

brant

(brænt)
n, pl brants or brant
(Animals) US and 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

brant

(brænt)

n., pl. brants, (esp. collectively) brant.
a small, dark-colored goose of arctic regions, Branta bernicla, that winters along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.
Also called brant′ goose`;esp. Brit., brent.
[1535–45; short for brantgoose, brentgoose]

Brant

(brænt)

n.
Joseph (Thayendanegea), 1742–1807, Mohawk chief: fought for the British in the American Revolution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brant - small dark geese that breed in the north and migrate southwardbrant - small dark geese that breed in the north and migrate southward
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
Branta, genus Branta - wild geese
Branta bernicla, common brant goose - the best known variety of brant goose
References in classic literature ?
The country abounded with aquatic and land birds, such as swans, wild geese, brant, ducks of almost every description, pelicans, herons, gulls, snipes, curlews, eagles, vultures, crows, ravens, magpies, woodpeckers, pigeons, partridges, pheasants, grouse, and a great variety of singing birds.
I can think of nothing to fill my time with, and I find the Life of Brant.
But the tide was right and there was some bird movement, mostly brant, so he thought maybe there was a chance to shoot a few.
Representatives of the Progressive Air Group and Brant Aero said, Progressive Air Group has finalized its acquisition of Brantford, Ontario-based Brant Aero.
The Brant International Piano Competition has now reached its 37th year, and differs from other such enterprises such as the Leeds and the Dudley in that it is entirely recital-based.
Mr Brant revealed last weekend his resignation as Riverside ward councillor in 2013 was because of a police caution for possession of Class A drugs.
Brant has made a major land purchase to provide a site for a new O.
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Darren Brant, 36, was caught after being indirectly involved in a street deal in which two wraps of heroin were supplied to an undercover police officer.
IN 1991, ASPIRING ACTOR GEORGE BRANT HAD just finished a BFA at Northwestern University, in the suburbs of Chicago.
The opening chapters acknowledge that Joseph Brant attended a council with German patriot militia Nicholas Herkimer and his officers, but he makes no reference to Brant's motivation to attend.
A British Red Ensign flag and a portrait of John Brant, a Mohawk warrior and hereditary chief, are among the earliest collections of the ROM.