canebrake


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to canebrake: canebrake rattlesnake

cane·brake

 (kān′brāk′)
n.
A dense thicket of cane.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

canebrake

(ˈkeɪnˌbreɪk)
n
(Agriculture) US a thicket of canes
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

cane•brake

(ˈkeɪnˌbreɪk)

n.
a thicket of canes.
[1765–75, Amer.]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canebrake - a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)
brush, coppice, copse, thicket, brushwood - a dense growth of bushes
Arundinaria gigantea, cane reed, giant cane - tall grass of southern United States growing in thickets
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
I ran furiously up the slope, over it, then turning eastward along a rocky valley fringed on either side with jungle I ran for perhaps a mile altogether, my chest straining, my heart beating in my ears; and then hearing nothing of Montgomery or his man, and feeling upon the verge of exhaustion, I doubled sharply back towards the beach as I judged, and lay down in the shelter of a canebrake. There I remained for a long time, too fearful to move, and indeed too fearful even to plan a course of action.
There he seemed to see familiar faces of comrades who had grown up with him from infancy; he saw his busy wife, bustling in her preparations for his evening meals; he heard the merry laugh of his boys at their play, and the chirrup of the baby at his knee; and then, with a start, all faded, and he saw again the canebrakes and cypresses and gliding plantations, and heard again the creaking and groaning of the machinery, all telling him too plainly that all that phase of life had gone by forever.
Then, when I was in college, my parents built by the lake in Canebrake in Hattiesburg.
10 Canebrake Blvd., 2018205 Colony Way, Madison; Barnes Crossing
We are privileged to publish an excerpt from Iraq Etcetera, the newest novel from the great writer and activist, Louise Meriwether, that she says is still a work-in-progress, as well as an excerpt from Canebrake, a debut novel by Quincy Flowers; non-fiction by Wallace Ford, Stanley Cohen, a critical essay on the film Get Out from Dr.
From the trackless woods of Maine to the canebrake swamps of the Deep South, there are a lot of bears and a lot of places and ways to hunt them.
Sennacherib gathered trees from distant lands and he also created a marsh and planted a canebrake in its midst to control the water flow (Grayson and Novotny 2012: text 016, vii 17-21).
and although it was decades, he still loves her, remembers her standing at the canebrake where the buffalo cooled shoulder-deep in the water, pleased with the orange cups of flowers he brought her, and he regrets how so much can go wrong in a life, how easily the years slip by, light as grain, bright as the street's concussion of metal, shrapnel traveling at the speed of sound to open him up in blood and shock, a man whose last thoughts are of love and wreckage, with no one there to whisper him gone.
Some--like indigo snakes, canebrake rattlesnakes, and northern pine snakes--are declining throughout much of their range.
Canebrake rattlers and copperheads may be sighted in the northern reaches of the state.