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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Birds
corncrakecorn‧crake /ˈkɔːnkreɪk $ ˈkɔːrn-/ noun [countable]  HBBa European bird with a loud sharp cry
Examples from the Corpus
corncrakeIn telling it, he cackled like a corncrake and waved his arms about.The corncrake and marsh fritillary have been the victims of intensive agriculture as ploughing and pesticides destroy habitat and insects.
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