braxy mutton

braxy mutton
braxy mutton noun
The flesh of a braxy sheep or generally of a sheep that has died of disease or accident
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  • Braxy — is an inflammatory disease in the abomasal lining of sheep caused by the bacterium Clostridium septicum (aka Bacillus septicus ).Braxy is often brought on by a change from succulent food to dry (or icy) food. It is usually seen in young sheep, in …   Wikipedia

  • Braxy — Brax y, n. [Cf. AS. breac rheum, broc sickness, Ir. bracha corruption. Jamieson.] 1. A disease of sheep. The term is variously applied in different localities. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 2. A diseased sheep, or its mutton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • braxy — brak sē n, pl brax·ies 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • BRAXY —    an inflammatory disease in sheep, due to a change in food from succulent to dry; and the name given to the mutton of sheep affected with it …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • braxy — ˈbraksē noun ( es) Etymology: origin unknown 1. : a malignant edema of sheep that involves gastrointestinal invasion by a spore forming bacterium (Clostridium septicum), produces an enterotoxemia characterized by staggering, convulsions, coma,… …   Useful english dictionary

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