Brant (?), n. [Cf.Brand goose, Brent, Brenicle.] Zool.

A species of wild goose (Branta bernicla) -- called also brent and brand goose. The name is also applied to other related species.

 

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Brant, a. [See Brent.]

Steep.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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Brent (?), Brant (?), a. [AS. brant; akin to Dan. brat, Icel. brattr, steep.]

1.

Steep; high.

[Obs.]

Grapes grow on the brant rocks so wonderfully that ye will marvel how any man dare climb up to them. Ascham.

2.

Smooth; unwrinkled.

[Scot.]

Your bonnie brow was brent. Burns.

 

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