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crake

 (krāk)
n.
Any of several short-billed birds of the family Rallidae, such as the corncrake.

[Middle English, crow, probably from Old Norse krāka; see gerə- in Indo-European roots.]

crake

(kreɪk)
n
(Zoology) zoology any of several rails that occur in the Old World, such as the corncrake and the spotted crake
[C14: from Old Norse krāka crow or krākr raven, of imitative origin]

crake

(kreɪk)

n.
any of several short-billed rails, as the corn crake.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old Norse krākr, krāki crow1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crake - any of several short-billed Old World railscrake - any of several short-billed Old World rails
rail - any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
corncrake, Crex crex, land rail - common Eurasian rail that frequents grain fields
Porzana porzana, spotted crake - Eurasian rail of swamps and marshes
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said Tom, who had often thought he should like to resemble Sir John Crake.
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