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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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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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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]
Joseph (Thayendanegea), 1742–1807, Mohawk chief: fought for the British in the American Revolution.
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|Noun||1.||brant - 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
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