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  1. a thicket of canes.
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Origin of canebrake

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75; cane + brake2
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Examples from the Web for canebrake

Historical Examples

  • When father first came here, this side of the river was all canebrake too.

    Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)

    Harriet Martineau

  • Bill, who was to guide the party through the maze of the canebrake, was a type.

  • The "bear sign" had been discovered in the canebrake about three miles from camp.

  • We have been in the canebrake for some time, and all we have got has been a small doe.

  • I reckon that all the young gentlemen had their fill of the canebrake.

British Dictionary definitions for canebrake


  1. US a thicket of canes
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