canebrake

[keyn-breyk]
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noun

a thicket of canes.

Nearby words

  1. cane rat,
  2. cane reed,
  3. cane sugar,
  4. cane toad,
  5. canea,
  6. canebreak,
  7. canecutter,
  8. canegrub,
  9. canella,
  10. caner

Origin of canebrake

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75; cane + brake2

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British Dictionary definitions for canebrake

canebrake

noun

US a thicket of canes
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