paxwax

noun

pax·​wax
ˈpakˌswaks
variants or paxywaxy
ˈpaksēˌwaksē
plural -es
chiefly dialectal
: the nuchal ligament of a quadruped

Word History

Etymology

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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“Paxwax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paxwax. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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