corncrake
noun Date: 15th century a Eurasian short-billed rail (Crex crex) that frequents grain fields

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  • Corncrake — Corn crake (k[^o]rn kr[=a]k ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A bird ({Crex crex} or {Crex pratensis}) which frequents grain fields; the European crake or land rail; called also {corn bird}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corncrake — [kôrn′krāk΄] n. 〚see CRAKE〛 a brown, short billed N European rail (Crex crex), often found in grainfields * * * corn·crake (kôrnʹkrāk ) n. A common Eurasian bird (Crex crex) with a short bill and brownish yellow plumage, found in grain fields and …   Universalium

  • corncrake — ► NOUN ▪ a secretive crake inhabiting coarse grasslands, with a distinctive double rasping call …   English terms dictionary

  • corncrake — [kôrn′krāk΄] n. [see CRAKE] a brown, short billed N European rail (Crex crex), often found in grainfields …   English World dictionary

  • corncrake — paprastoji griežlė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Crex crex angl. corncrake vok. Wachtelkönig, m rus. дергач, m; коростель, m pranc. râle des genêts, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – griežlės sinonimas – griežlė …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • corncrake — noun A bird of the rail family, Crex crex, that breeds in meadows and arable farmland across Europe and western Asia, migrating to Africa in winter …   Wiktionary

  • corncrake — corn|crake [ˈko:nkreık US ˈko:rn ] n a European bird with a loud sharp cry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • corncrake — corn|crake [ kɔrn,kreık ] noun count a European bird with brown feathers and a loud cry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • corncrake — n. common Eurasian bird that is found in grain fields (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • corncrake — noun a secretive crake inhabiting coarse grasslands, with mainly brown streaked plumage and a distinctive double rasping call. [Crex crex.] …   English new terms dictionary

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