variants or paxywaxy
plural -es
chiefly dialectal
: the nuchal ligament of a quadruped

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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