Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several small South American deer of the genus Mazama, having short unbranched horns.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Variegated; having a mixture of black or other color and white: applied chiefly to cattle.
  • Also brocked, broked, and broakit.
  • noun A red deer two years old; a pricket.
  • noun Any deer of South America of the genus Cariacus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A male red deer two years old; -- sometimes called brock.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A small South American deer, of several species (Coassus superciliaris, Coassus rufus, and Coassus auritus).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A red deer stag in its second year, with its first horns.
  • noun A genus, Mazama, of short-horned deer from Brazil.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun male red deer in its second year
  • noun small South American deer with unbranched antlers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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 broach.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French brocart, broquart.

Examples

  • 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.

    The Argonautica

  • 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.

    The Argonautica

  • 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.

    The Argonautica

  • 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.

    Animal Figures in the Maya Codices

  • 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.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • "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."

    The Children of the New Forest

  • "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."

    The Children of the New Forest

  • 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!

    Wendy Diamond: Stopping the Amazon Monkey Business!

  • 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!

    Wendy Diamond: Stopping the Amazon Monkey Business!

  • Good populations of tapir Tapirus terrestris (NT), brocket deer Mazama sp. and jaguar Pantera onca (NT) inhabit the upland humid forests.

    Noel Kempff Mercado National Park, Bolivia

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