Brant meaning

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A small wild goose (Branta bernicla) that breeds in Arctic regions and has a black neck and head.
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Any of a genus (Branta) of wild geese of Europe and North America, including the Canada goose and the barnacle goose; esp., a species (B. bernicla) found chiefly in the E U.S. and N Canada.
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(person) (born Thayendanegea) 1742-1807; Mohawk Indian chief: fought for the British in the French and Indian War & the Revolutionary War.
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Any of several wild geese, of the genus Branta, that breed in the Arctic, but especially the brent goose, Branta bernicla.
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(dialectal) Steep, precipitous.
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(Scotland) Smooth; unwrinkled.
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A surname​.
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A town in New York.
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An unincorporated community in Wisconsin.
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Origin of brant

  • Variant of brent(-goose) possibly from Middle English brende brindled brindled

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English brant. Cognate with Scots brent, Icelandic brattr.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin uncertain but similar to Old Norse brandgas (sheldrake).

    From Wiktionary