Also called bradsot. an acute inflammatory disease of the intestines of sheep, caused by a bacterium, Clostridium septicum.
Origin of braxy
back formation from braxes
(plural of brack, Old English brǣc
rheum; akin to break
) + -es
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Examples from the Web for braxy
Historical Examples of braxy
The Gipsies were not spared of braxy, of which they were fond.
Braxy, however, may arise from other and more obvious causes.
"But for me, my wumman, ye'd hae been braxy ere nicht," she told it as it departed bleating.
Thousands of sheep have died on the prairies from braxy, induced by exposure and miserable forage.
"Very curious," thought Montaiglon, making poor play with his braxy ham.
British Dictionary definitions for braxy
an acute and usually fatal bacterial disease of sheep characterized by high fever, coma, and inflammation of the fourth stomach, caused by infection with Clostridium septicum
Word Origin for braxy
C18: of unknown origin
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