Brent-goose

(A ). Properly a brant-goose, the branta bernicla, a brownish-grey goose of the genus branta.

For the people of the village
Saw the flock of brant with wonder.

Longfellow: Hiawatha, part xvi. stanza 32.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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