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drake         

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      n   the male of any duck  
     (C13: perhaps from Low German; compare Middle Dutch andrake, Old High German antrahho)  
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drake          [2]  
      n  
1      (Angling)   an artificial fly resembling a mayfly  
2      (History)   a small cannon  
3       an obsolete word for       dragon  
     (Old English draca, ultimately from Latin draco dragon)  

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Drake         
      n   Sir Francis. ?1540--96, English navigator and buccaneer, the first Englishman to sail around the world (1577--80). He commanded a fleet against the Spanish Armada (1588) and contributed greatly to its defeat  


drake   [1]  
      n   the male of any duck  
     (C13: perhaps from Low German; compare Middle Dutch andrake, Old High German antrahho)  
drake   [2]  
      n  
1      (Angling)   an artificial fly resembling a mayfly  
2      (History)   a small cannon  
3       an obsolete word for       dragon  
     (Old English draca, ultimately from Latin draco dragon)  
Drake Passage  
      n   a strait between S South America and the South Shetland Islands, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans  

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