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brocket

[brok-it] /ˈbrɒk ɪt/
noun
1.
any of several small, red, South American deer of the genus Mazama, having short, unbranched antlers.
2.
the male red deer in the second year, with the first growth of straight horns.
Origin of brocket
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English broket < Anglo-French broquet, equivalent to broque horn (Medieval Latin broca; see broach) + -et -et
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Examples from the Web for brocket
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  • I went over to brocket just now, and found the Palmerstons there.

    The Greville Memoirs (Third Part) Volume I (of II) Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
  • And 's for Biades, he's but A brocket yet, his antlers barely bossed.

    The Mortal Gods and Other Plays Olive Tilford Dargan
  • "That's a good idea of yours," remarked Mr. brocket, thoughtfully.

    Cord and Creese James de Mille
  • Brock, brocket, brockey; applied to a person heavily pock-marked.

  • The brocket retraced her steps, but the Jaguar seemed not to notice and began to wash one of her massive paws.

    The Black Phantom

    Leo Edward Miller
  • Among the numerous representations of deer in the Maya writings, there is but one that appears to show the brocket.

    Animal Figures in the Maya Codices Alfred M. Tozzer and Glover M. Allen
  • The brocket's heart beats fast at the first note of the "tufters," and well it may.

    Katerfelto G. J. Whyte-Melville
  • Like most of the group, this brocket is extremely shy; but although fond of dense covert, it is found also in open patches.

  • There came a day when, riding near brocket, she met a funeral procession, and was told that it was Byrons.

    The Love Affairs of Lord Byron

    Francis Henry Gribble
  • brocket had no fear of rivals in business, and as his interlocutor did not pretend to be one he was exceedingly communicative.

    Cord and Creese James de Mille
British Dictionary definitions for brocket

brocket

/ˈbrɒkɪt/
noun
1.
any small deer of the genus Mazama, of tropical America, having small unbranched antlers
Word Origin
C15: from Anglo-French broquet, from broque horn, from Vulgar Latin brocca (unattested); see broach1
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