Meaning of brocket in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbrɒkɪt/


(also brocket deer)
  • A small deer with short straight antlers, found in Central and South America.

    Genus Mazama, family Cervidae: four species

    ‘Tapir, peccaries, and brocket deer appear to survive on cactus, while carnivores like jaguar and puma survive on fluids from their prey.’
    • ‘New records and a status assessment of a rare dwarf brocket deer from the montane forests of Bolivia.’
    • ‘The total length of a Mexican brocket deer ranges from 102 to 111 cm with an average weight of 17 kg.’
    • ‘The fourth group consists only of brown brockets from the Yucatán Peninsula and represent the taxon described by Merriam as M. pandora.’
    • ‘The home ranges of the female gray brockets were noted to overlap in a captive study area, whereas male home ranges were regarded as being exclusive.’


Late Middle English (denoting any red deer stag in its second year, with straight antlers): from Anglo-Norman French broquet, diminutive of broque, variant of broche (see brooch). The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.