Meaning of brent goose in English:

brent goose

Pronunciation /ˈbrɛnt ˌɡuːs/


  • A small goose with a mainly black head and neck, breeding in the arctic tundra of Eurasia and Canada.

    North American term brant

    Branta bernicla, family Anatidae

    ‘During our latest visit to the reserve brent geese were the main attraction.’
    • ‘The grazing intensity of wintering brent geese was monitored on areas of grass pasture.’
    • ‘You can help them by reporting sightings of brent geese away from the coast.’
    • ‘The Eastern Canada population of light-bellied brent geese is relatively small, comprising perhaps only 20,000 birds.’
    • ‘Ten brent geese being tracked by radio transmitters have reached Canada's arctic.’


Late Middle English of unknown origin.