Branta

noun
Bran·​ta | \ ˈbrantə \

Definition of Branta

: a genus of birds (family Anatidae) comprising wild geese with rather elaborately patterned commonly dark plumage, long slender neck, and small weakly serrated bill — see brant, canada goose — compare anser

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New Latin, from English brant entry 2

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“Branta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Branta. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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