cane·​brake | \ ˈkān-ˌbrāk How to pronounce canebrake (audio) \

Definition of canebrake

: a thicket of cane

Examples of canebrake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The canebrake or timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) is a big, heavy-bodied snake that can grow to 6 feet in length. Mandi Albright, ajc, 26 Apr. 2022 The forest hid behind pioneer vegetation, the same canebrakes and cecropia trees over and over. Nell Zink, Harper's magazine, 28 Oct. 2019 Those that are venomous include the diamondback rattlesnake, canebrake rattlesnake, pigmy rattlesnake, the copperhead, and cottonmouth or water moccasin. Wayne K. Roustan,, 10 July 2019 The canebrake wrens use their elaborate duets to defend territory and attract mates. Tarpley Hitt, miamiherald, 29 Mar. 2018 The venomous canebrake rattlesnake dwells in the woods throughout most of the state, particularly hardwood forests. Beau Evans,, 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of canebrake

1770, in the meaning defined above

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7 May 2022

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“Canebrake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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