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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.
The Brants were prominent members of the Mohawk Nation, but they were also well acquainted with lifestyles introduced by the British.
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.
Despite the increasing Anglicization of the Brants of their adoption of the English's language, education and customs, remained Mohawk first and foremost.
Into this quilted turf Brant was born to Peter 'Tehowaghwengaraghkwin' and Margaret 'Owandah.
Mary herself later became renowned as Molly Brant and was considered the greatest female Mohawk of her time.
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.
Born in what is now Ohio, Brant was among the greatest of <IR> MOHAWK </IR> chiefs.