1. canebrake

noun. a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane).


  • coppice
  • brush
  • brushwood
  • thicket
  • copse
  • Arundinaria gigantea
  • cane reed


  • stand still
  • dirty
  • uncover

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Sentences with canebrake

1. Verb, base form
Mississippi is home to three species and various subspecies of rattlesnakes: eastern diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus), timber or canebrake rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus), and three subspecies of pigmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius).

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
People in the Coastal Plain area of North Carolina often call timber rattlesnakes "canebrake rattlesnakes."

3. Noun, singular or mass
River cane, also known as canebrake bamboo, is one of the many types of bamboo that can be found growing in Ohio.

4. Adjective
Hunters should stay alert for an unlikely encounter with one of the management area's venomous snakes: There are canebrake rattlesnakes -- a local name for the timber rattlesnake -- and copperheads, though they are retiring.