brocket

[ brok-it ]
/ ˈbrɒk ɪt /
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noun

any of several small, red, South American deer of the genus Mazama, having short, unbranched antlers.
the male red deer in the second year, with the first growth of straight horns.

Nearby words

  1. brock,
  2. brockage,
  3. brocken,
  4. brocken bow,
  5. brocken specter,
  6. brockhouse,
  7. brockhouse, bertram,
  8. brockton,
  9. brockville,
  10. brocot escapement

Origin of brocket

1375–1425; late Middle English broket < Anglo-French broquet, equivalent to broque horn (Medieval Latin broca; see broach) + -et -et

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brocket

/ (ˈbrɒkɪt) /

noun

any small deer of the genus Mazama, of tropical America, having small unbranched antlers

Word Origin for brocket

C15: from Anglo-French broquet, from broque horn, from Vulgar Latin brocca (unattested); see broach 1

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