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- adj. Of food odors: malodorous, flatulent, pungent: smelling of sulfur, hydrogen sulfide, or hydrogen disulfide.
- adj. Of animals: variegated, speckled, multicolored; usually used in the phrase brockle-faced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as brickle.
- Apt to break through a field: said of cattle.
- n. Broken pieces; fragments; rubbish.
Uncertain: possibly from Scots, Back-formation from broccoli. (Wiktionary)