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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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and is nicknamed the Brocket Rocket, is playing for Szekeshfehervar Alba Volan, a club in Austria's pro league.
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To the Editor: In February 2008, a 2-year-old female gray brocket deer (Mazama gouazoubira) at Pomerode Zoo in Santa Catarina, Brazil, exhibited sublingual swelling, drooling, lethargy, prostration, glossitis, slight cyanosis, and blood on the perineum.
The terrible thing that happens to Barnaby Brocket is that he is different and his misfortune is to be born to parents with a consuming desire not to be different.
Dubai Raphael Roberts beat a field of 120 to win the Emirates Airline Invitational Golden Ticket UK qualifier at Brocket Hall's Melbourne Course in Hertfordshire on Monday.
PASADENA - There was a moment in the fifth inning Friday when Crespi of Encino pitcher Ryan Brocket might have been a little uncertain, when Celts baseball coach Scott Muckey felt uneasy.
When I got home, I wished I'd mentioned the book "The Gentle Art of Domesticity: Stitching, Baking, Nature, Art & the Comforts of Home" by Jane Brocket.
Tibetan robes made of brocket cloth and peacock feather has been given a special place in Buddhist religion.