crake

[ kreyk ]
/ kreɪk /

noun

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

Origin of crake

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

/ (kreɪk) /

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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