American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A two-year-old red deer with its first horns.
- n. Any of several small South American deer of the genus Mazama, having short unbranched horns.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Variegated; having a mixture of black or other color and white: applied chiefly to cattle.
- Also brocked, broked, and broakit.
- n. A red deer two years old; a pricket. The term has been used (in the plural) by some naturalists to designate a group of the deer family.
- n. Any deer of South America of the genus Cariacus. The red brocket is C. rufus of Brazil; the wood-brocket, C. nemorivagus.
- n. A red deer stag in its second year, with its first horns.
- n. A genus, Mazama, of short-horned deer from Brazil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A male red deer two years old; -- sometimes called
- n. (Zoöl.) A small South American deer, of several species (Coassus superciliaris, Coassus rufus, and Coassus auritus).
- n. male red deer in its second year
- n. small South American deer with unbranched antlers
- From Middle French brocart, broquart. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English broket, from Old French brocard, from broque, animal's horn, dialectal variant of broche, spit; see broach1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And great as is the hide of a yearling ox or stag, which huntsmen call a brocket, so great in extent was the fleece all golden above.”
“As stated by Stempell, this animal from the character of its horns is probably to be identified as a brocket, though there is nothing to preclude its being a young spike buck of some species of _Odocoileus.”
“The stag, when young, is sometimes called a brocket, and when it is more than six years old it is called a hart, and, if it belongs to a royal chase, a hart-royal.”
“Why, a stag is called a brocket until he is three years old, at four years he is a staggart; at five years a warrantable stag; and after five years he becomes a hart royal.”
“Why, a stag is called a brocket until he is three years old; at four years he is a staggart; at five years a warrantable stag; and after five years he becomes a hart royal.”
“Much of your time can be spent living with and caring for the animals they are sheltering from red howler monkeys, to owl monkeys, to red brocket deer, to yellow footed tortoises, anteaters, pumas, achunis, macaws and parakeets!”
“Good populations of tapir Tapirus terrestris (NT), brocket deer Mazama sp. and jaguar Pantera onca (NT) inhabit the upland humid forests.”
“The rufous brocket deer (Mazama rufina bricenii), an endemic from Colombia and Venezuela, inhabits areas of evergreen forest and paramos between 1,000 – 3,000 meters.”
“Elsewhere in lower forests, spectacled bear Tremarctos ornatus (VU), giant otter Pteronura brasiliensis (EN) jaguar Panthera onca, ocelot Felis pardalis, margay F. wiedii, lowland tapir Tapirus terrestris (VU), white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium, brocket deer Mazama rufina and northern pudu deer Pudu mephistophiles, and are found.”
“Although birds and plants represent the strongest endemics, others include mammals such as the little known brocket deer, (Mazama chunyi).”
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