Definition of brent goose in English:

brent goose


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

    Branta bernicla, family Anatidae

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


Late Middle English: of unknown origin.


brent goose

/ˈbrɛnt ˌɡuːs/