sheldrake

noun
shel·​drake | \ ˈshel-ˌdrāk How to pronounce sheldrake (audio) \

Definition of sheldrake

First Known Use of sheldrake

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sheldrake

Middle English, from sheld- (akin to Middle Dutch schillede parti-colored) + drake

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“Sheldrake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheldrake. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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