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noun

a short-billed Eurasian rail, Crex crex, frequenting grainfields.

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Origin of corn crake

First recorded in 1545–55
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corncrake
/ (ˈkɔːnˌkreɪk) /

noun

a common Eurasian rail, Crex crex, of fields and meadows, with a buff speckled plumage and reddish wings
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