- Also called bradsot. an acute inflammatory disease of the intestines of sheep, caused by a bacterium, Clostridium septicum.
- affected with braxy.
Origin of braxy
1775–85; back formation from braxes (brax for bracks (plural of brack, Old English brǣc rheum; akin to break) + -es plural ending)
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Examples from the Web for braxy
The Gipsies were not spared of braxy, of which they were fond.A History of the Gipsies
Braxy, however, may arise from other and more obvious causes.A Treatise on Sheep:
"But for me, my wumman, ye'd hae been braxy ere nicht," she told it as it departed bleating.Huntingtower
Thousands of sheep have died on the prairies from braxy, induced by exposure and miserable forage.Domestic Animals
Richard L. Allen
"Very curious," thought Montaiglon, making poor play with his braxy ham.Doom Castle
- 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
C18: of unknown origin
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