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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.]
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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
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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.
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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
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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. It is a very extravagant compliment to pay to Brant, or to General Schuyler, or to General Washington.
Their luck continued and they ended the afternoon with two limits of brant, a few ducks and geese and even a few ptarmigan on the walk back to camp.
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The Brant memorial is a poignant reminder of the intimate understanding some of our ancestors had about what is required for healthy and sustainable relations.
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Brant has made a major land purchase to provide a site for a new O.P.P.
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IN 1991, ASPIRING ACTOR GEORGE BRANT HAD just finished a BFA at Northwestern University, in the suburbs of Chicago.