Definition of braxy in English:

braxy

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Pronunciation: /ˈbraksi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A fatal bacterial infection of young sheep, occurring chiefly in upland areas in winter.
    • The bacterium is Clostridium septicum
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

late 18th century: perhaps from obsolete brack 'break, flaw', from Germanic base of break1.

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