corncrake

noun
corn·​crake | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌkrāk How to pronounce corncrake (audio) \

Definition of corncrake

: a Eurasian short-billed rail (Crex crex) that frequents grain fields

First Known Use of corncrake

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corncrake

early Scots cornecrake, from corne corn entry 1 + crake crake

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