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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. It is a very extravagant compliment to pay to Brant, or to General Schuyler, or to General Washington.
It would have been well within the keeping of that lifestyle for the Brants and their descendants to display family portraits in their home.
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.
Ten years later, the ROM purchased an oil painting of John Brant from one of his descendants.
Sixteen Brant county and Brantford artists will have their works on display at the 9th annual Brant Studio Tour.
The show features Brant artists Marsha Deans Edgar, Jeanette Obink, Holly Ounapuu, and Karen Piovaty of Paris as well as Karen Nonnecke of St.
Joseph Brant's Mohawk name of 'Thayendanegen' translated into 'he who binds two sticks together' and corresponded with his dream for the Iroquois Confederacy to live in peace and equality with whites.
But Brant's name had a more ominous duality: he negotiated with those he could and waged brutal war against those he couldn't; the only exception was the British for they had raised and educated him.
Brant and his wife Frances, whose recent donation will endow the renovation under way at the building as well as specific academic endeavors at the Manchester campus.
Brant told the 150 people who gathered for the dedication.
Born in what is now Ohio, Brant was among the greatest of <IR> MOHAWK </IR> chiefs.