crake

[kreyk]

Origin of crake

1275–1325; Middle English < Old Norse krākr, krāki crow1
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crake

noun
  1. zoology any of several rails that occur in the Old World, such as the corncrake and the spotted crake

Word Origin for crake

C14: from Old Norse krāka crow or krākr raven, of imitative origin
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