plural braxies
1
: a malignant edema of sheep that involves gastrointestinal invasion by a spore-forming bacterium of the genus Clostridium (C. septicum), produces an enterotoxemia characterized by staggering, convulsions, coma, and death, and is common in Iceland, Scotland, and Norway compare black disease
2
: a sheep dead from natural causes and especially from disease
also : mutton from such a carcass

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“Braxy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/braxy. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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