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Related to barnacle goose: brent goose
A waterfowl (Branta leucopsis) of northern Europe and Greenland that breeds in the Arctic and has a white face with a black streak between the eyes and bill.
[Earlier barnacle; see barnacle.]
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1. (Animals) a N European goose, Branta leucopsis, that has a black-and-white head and body and grey wings
2. (Animals) a former name for brent goose
[C13 bernekke, related to Late Latin bernaca, from the belief that the goose developed from a shellfish; ultimate origin obscure]
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a wild goose of Arctic regions, Branta leucopsis, that winters in N Europe.
[1760–70; earlier barnacle, Middle English bernacle; compare Middle French bernacle, earlier Middle English bernak, bernekke, Old French bernaque]
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|Noun||1.||barnacle goose - European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north|
goose - web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
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