crake

Definitions of crake
  1. noun
    any of several short-billed Old World rails
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    types:
    Crex crex, corncrake, land rail
    common Eurasian rail that frequents grain fields
    Porzana porzana, spotted crake
    Eurasian rail of swamps and marshes
    type of:
    rail
    any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud
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