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crake

[kreyk] /kreɪk/
noun
1.
any of several short-billed rails, especially the corn crake.
Origin of crake
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Old Norse krākr, krāki crow
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crake

/kreɪk/
noun
1.
(zoology) any of several rails that occur in the Old World, such as the corncrake and the spotted crake
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse krāka crow or krākr raven, of imitative origin
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