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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 drake /ˈdrek/
 公鴨,蜉蝣類

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drake n.
 1. The male of the duck kind.
 2.  The drake fly.
    The drake will mount steeple height into the air.   --Walton.
 Drake fly, a kind of fly, sometimes used in angling.
    The dark drake fly, good in August.   --Walton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drake, n.
 1. A dragon. [Obs.]
    Beowulf resolves to kill the drake.   --J. A. Harrison (Beowulf).
 2. A small piece of artillery. [Obs.]
    Two or three shots, made at them by a couple of drakes, made them stagger.   --Clarendon.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drake, n.  Wild oats, brome grass, or darnel grass; -- called also drawk, dravick, and drank. [Prov. Eng.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Drake
      n 1: English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to
           circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the
           Spanish Armada (1540-1596) [syn: Francis Drake, Sir
           Francis Drake]
      2: adult male of a wild or domestic duck