Canebrake (noun)

  1. A dense thicket of cane or bamboo.
  2. A swamp or marsh thick with canes.


Mid-18th century. probably from american spanish cañabrava, from caña "cane" + brava "wild".


  1. He found a narrow path that led through the canebrake and into the woods beyond.
  2. The area around the lake is a dense canebrake that provides a home to many species of birds.
  3. The canebrakes are a maze of tall, tough stalks that are nearly impenetrable.
  4. We hacked our way through the canebrake, our clothes snagged by the sharp cane leaves.
  5. The canebrake was a source of food and shelter for many indigenous animals and plants.
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