Definition of Corncrake

1. Noun. Common Eurasian rail that frequents grain fields.

Exact synonyms: Crex Crex, Land Rail
Generic synonyms: Crake
Group relationships: Crex, Genus Crex



Definition of Corncrake

1. n. A bird (Crex crex or C. pratensis) which frequents grain fields; the European crake or land rail; -- called also corn bird.

Definition of Corncrake

1. Noun. A bird of the rail family, ''Crex crex'', that breeds in meadows and arable farmland across Europe and western Asia, migrating to Africa in winter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Corncrake

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corncrake

cornbind
cornbraid
cornbraided
cornbraiding
cornbraids
cornbrash
cornbread
cornbreads
corncake
corncakes
corncob
corncobs
corncockle
corncockles
corncrake (current term)
corncrakes
corncrib
corncribs
corncutter
corncutters
corndodger
corndodgers
corndog
corndogs
cornea farinata
cornea urica
corneal

Literary usage of Corncrake

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1. Thoughts for the Thoughtful by Old Humphrey (1843)
"THE corncrake. WHEN walking abroad in the country, it is not one thing, but every thing, that seems to set forth a lesson of instruction. ..."

2. The Sportsman's Library by John Mills (1845)
"... Daker Hen, or corncrake.—This bird has proved a great puzzle to naturalists; some affirming that it is a bird of passage; and others questioning its ..."

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