Definition of braxy in English:


Syllabification: brax·y
Pronunciation: /ˈbraksē


  • A fatal bacterial infection of young sheep, caused by ingestion of frozen grass or contaminated feed.
    • The bacterium is Clostridium septicum
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    • Such other clostridials include black disease, blackleg, braxy, bacterial redwater and tetanus.
    • C septicum also causes braxy in sheep, a highly fatal infection characterized by toxemia and inflammation of the abomasal wall.
    • Games like yesterday will provide the basis for braxy season.


late 18th century.

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