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C rufusBrocket Brock"et (br[o^]k"[e^]t), n. [OE. broket, F. broquart
fallow deer a year old, fr. the same root as E. broach,
meaning point (hence tine of a horn).]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A male red deer two years old; -- sometimes
2. (Zo["o]l.) A small South American deer, of several species
(Coassus superciliaris, C. rufus, and C. auritus). Enneoctonus rufusWoodchat Wood"chat`, n. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of several species of Asiatic singing birds
belonging to the genera Ianthia and Larvivora.
They are closely allied to the European robin. The
males are usually bright blue above, and more or less
red or rufous beneath.
(b) A European shrike (Enneoctonus rufus). In the male
the head and nape are rufous red; the back, wings, and
tail are black, varied with white. H rufusMocking Mock"ing, a.
Imitating, esp. in derision, or so as to cause derision;
Mocking bird (Zo["o]l.), a North American singing bird
(Mimus polyglottos), remarkable for its exact imitations
of the notes of other birds. Its back is gray; the tail
and wings are blackish, with a white patch on each wing;
the outer tail feathers are partly white. The name is also
applied to other species of the same genus, found in
Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies.
Mocking thrush (Zo["o]l.), any species of the genus
Harporhynchus, as the brown thrush (H. rufus).
Mocking wren (Zo["o]l.), any American wren of the genus
Thryothorus, esp. T. Ludovicianus. Harporhynchus rufusBrown thrush Brown" thrush" (Zo["o]l.)
A common American singing bird (Harporhynchus rufus),
allied to the mocking bird; -- also called brown thrasher.
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