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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.
Being rich or famous at Wandsworth, Britain's toughest jail, is tantamount to walking around with a target painted on your back" - Lord Brocket, who was sentenced to five years for planning an insurance fraud, on the plight of Chris Huhne, who is starting his prison sentence at W andswor th.
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.
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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.
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Brocket Man was only called up because skipper Michael Vaughan, attempting to sweep 19-year-old net bowler Zachary Taylor in practice, collapsed in a heap with a twisted right knee, forcing England to send for reinforcements.
A graduate of Wycliffe College, Toronto, he served in parishes in Lethbridge, Fort Macleod, and Brocket, Alta.
Elizabeth I was given the news that she was the new Queen of England while sitting reading under her favourite oak tree in the grounds of Brocket.