Drake
Drake Drake (dr[=a]k), n. [Akin to LG. drake, OHG. antrache, anetrecho, G. enterich, Icel. andriki, Dan. andrik, OSw. andrak, andrage, masc., and fr. AS. ened, fem., duck; akin to D. eend, G. ente, Icel. ["o]nd, Dan. and, Sw. and, Lith. antis, L. anas, Gr. ? (for ?), and perh. Skr. [=a]ti a water fowl. [root]207. In English the first part of the word was lost. The ending is akin to E. rich. Cf. {Gulaund}.] 1. The male of the duck kind. [1913 Webster]

2. [Cf. Dragon fly, under {Dragon}.] The drake fly. [1913 Webster]

The drake will mount steeple height into the air. --Walton. [1913 Webster]

{Drake fly}, a kind of fly, sometimes used in angling. [1913 Webster]

The dark drake fly, good in August. --Walton. [1913 Webster]


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