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canebrake (n.)

also cane-brake, "a thicket of canes," 1770, American English, from cane (n.) + brake (n.3).

updated on October 09, 2017

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Definitions of canebrake from WordNet

canebrake (n.)
a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane);
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