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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
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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  • In the cloud forest, guests not only view the huge array of birds but also may see tapirs, jaguars and red brocket deer.
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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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Encyclopedia Article for brocket

any of several small deer constituting the genus Mazama of the family Cervidae (order Artiodactyla), and found from Mexico to South America. Timid browsers, brockets inhabit wooded areas and generally live alone or in pairs. There are about four species, among them the brown brocket (M. gouazoubira) and the red brocket (M. americana). Brockets are stout-bodied deer with arched backs and short tails, standing 43-69 cm (17-27 inches) high at the shoulder. The shade of the brown coat depends on the species. Males have short, unbranched antlers.

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