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

Definition of canebrake

: a thicket of cane

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Recent Examples on the Web The forest hid behind pioneer vegetation, the same canebrakes and cecropia trees over and over. Nell Zink, Harper's magazine, "The Bird Angle," 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,, "Venomous snake captured after it bites man, 19," 10 July 2019 The canebrake wrens use their elaborate duets to defend territory and attract mates. Tarpley Hitt, miamiherald, "A lesson from mating birds: The song gets sweeter over time, a Miami scientist finds | Miami Herald," 29 Mar. 2018 The venomous canebrake rattlesnake dwells in the woods throughout most of the state, particularly hardwood forests. Beau Evans,, "Snakes of Louisiana: 46 of the state's slithery species," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of canebrake

1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Canebrake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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