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corn crake

noun
1.
a short-billed Eurasian rail, Crex crex, frequenting grainfields.
Also called land rail.
Origin of corn crake
1545-1555
1545-55
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corncrake

/ˈkɔːnˌkreɪk/
noun
1.
a common Eurasian rail, Crex crex, of fields and meadows, with a buff speckled plumage and reddish wings
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