brocket

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From Middle French brocart, broquart.

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brocket (plural brockets)

  1. A stag in its second year, before its horns have started branching.
  2. A genus, Mazama, of short-horned deer from Brazil.
    • 1998, Valerius Geist, Deer of the World, p. 118:
      Before fighting, brockets rear and jump in display; when fighting, they jump over each other, striking the opponent with the hooves of the forelegs or hind legs in passing.

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