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canebrake

[keyn-breyk] /ˈkeɪnˌbreɪk/
noun
1.
a thicket of canes.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism; cane + brake2
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Examples for canebrake
  • canebrake rattlers inhabit wooded and forested areas, preferring hardwoods.
  • The river is home to cottonmouths and canebrake rattlesnakes, so exercise caution.
  • After a canebrake was no longer useful for grazing, it was cleared for farm land.
  • Numerous snake species are common in the area, including canebrake rattlesnakes and copperheads.
British Dictionary definitions for canebrake

canebrake

/ˈkeɪnˌbreɪk/
noun
1.
(US) a thicket of canes
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