paxwax

noun
pax·​wax | \ ˈpakˌswaks\
variants: or paxywaxy \ ˈpaksēˌwaksē \
plural -es

Definition of paxwax

chiefly dialectal
: the nuchal ligament of a quadruped

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History and Etymology for paxwax

Middle English paxwax, alteration of faxwax, probably from fax hair of the head (from Old English feax) + wax growth, from waxen to grow

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