brant

[brant]
noun, plural brants (especially collectively) brant.
any of several species of small, dark-colored geese of the genus Branta, especially B. bernicla, breeding in high northern latitudes and migrating south in the autumn.
Also called brant goose;, especially British, brent, brent goose.


Origin:
1535–45; short for brantgoose, brentgoose; akin to Old Norse brandgās, German Brandgans

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Brant

[brant]
noun
1.
Joseph (Thayendanegea) 1742–1807, Mohawk Indian chief who fought on the side of the British in the american revolution.
2.
a male given name.
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brant (brænt)
 
n , pl brants, brant
(US), (Canadian) Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): brent goose a small goose, Branta bernicla, that has a dark grey plumage and short neck and occurs in most northern coastal regions

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brant

(Branta bernicla), water bird that resembles small, short-necked forms of the Canada goose but is much darker and, though black-necked and black-headed, lacks white cheeks; instead it has a more or less extensive narrow white neck ring and is "bibbed" like the barnacle goose. It breeds in the Arctic and winters southward into Eurasia and North America. See also barnacle goose.

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Example sentences
Refuge staff conduct age ratio counts on flocks of brant and emperor geese to help gauge the productivity of these populations.
The brant were far off and often were clumped together in groups of fives.
The brant were moving constantly but not moving in any certain direction.
Brant continued to show signs of migratory restlessness during the day and evening.
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