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[brant] /brænt/
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 of brant
1535-45; short for brantgoose, brentgoose; akin to Old Norse brandgās, German Brandgans


[brant] /brænt/
Joseph (Thayendanegea) 1742–1807, Mohawk Indian chief who fought on the side of the British in the American Revolution.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • More, her son Foy knew the hiding-place of brant's hoard, and from him or his servant Martin that secret must be won.

    Lysbeth H. Rider Haggard
  • "But I can answer for him," said Mrs. brant, rising, with a quivering voice and curling lip.

    Clarence Bret Harte
  • Finally, Mrs. brant broke up the debate by pointedly remarking on the lateness of the hour.

    The Caves of Fear John Blaine
  • He was furious at the intimation that Mrs. brant had escaped him.

    Clarence Bret Harte
  • How could she face kind Mrs. brant with her tale of parents and friends proved false?

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
British Dictionary definitions for brant


noun (pl) brants, brant
(US & 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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