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Any of several small South American deer of the genus Mazama, having short unbranched horns.

[Middle English broket, two- or three-year-old male red deer with its first horns, from Old French brocard, from broque, animal's horn, dialectal variant of broche, spit; see broach1.]


(Animals) any small deer of the genus Mazama, of tropical America, having small unbranched antlers
[C15: from Anglo-French broquet, from broque horn, from Vulgar Latin brocca (unattested); see broach1]


(ˈbrɒk ɪt)

1. any of several small, red South American deer of the genus Mazama, having unbranched antlers.
2. the male red deer in the second year, with the first growth of horns.
[1375–1425; late Middle English broket < Anglo-French broquet, derivative of broque horn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brocket - small South American deer with unbranched antlersbrocket - small South American deer with unbranched antlers
cervid, deer - distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
genus Mazama, Mazama - brockets
2.brocket - male red deer in its second year
Cervus elaphus, red deer, wapiti, American elk, elk - common deer of temperate Europe and Asia
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