crake

[kreyk]
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noun

any of several short-billed rails, especially the corn crake.

Nearby words

  1. craig, edward gordon,
  2. craigavon,
  3. craigavon, james craig, 1st viscount,
  4. craigie,
  5. craiova,
  6. crakow,
  7. cram,
  8. cram course,
  9. cram school,
  10. cram, ralph adams

Origin of crake

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

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British Dictionary definitions for crake

crake

noun

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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