brocket

noun
brock·​et | \ ˈbrä-kət How to pronounce brocket (audio) \

Definition of brocket

: any of several small deer (genus Mazama) of Central and South America with unbranched antlers

First Known Use of brocket

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brocket

brocket (two-year-old male red deer), from Middle English broket, from Anglo-French; akin to Old French broche tine of an antler, pointed tool — more at broach

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“Brocket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brocket. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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