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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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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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ARTHUR RONALD NALLCAIN, 2ND BARON BROCKET Born on August 4, 1904 into a millionaire brewing family, and educated at Eton College and Oxford, Lord Brocket was elected Conservative MP for Liverpool Wavertree in 1931.
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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.
BOYNE, John (text) Oliver Jeffers (illus.) The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket Doubleday, 2012 278pp $19.95 pbk ISBN 9780857531476 SCIS 1558851
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket. Knopf/ Random House, 2013.
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.
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Tibetan robes made of brocket cloth and peacock feather has been given a special place in Buddhist religion.
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