- The male of the duck kind.
- The drake fly."The drake will mount steeple height into the air." [Walton.]"The dark drake fly, good in August." [Walton.]
Etymology: Cf. Dragon fly, under Dragon
Etymology: Akin to LG. drake, OHG. antrache anetrecho, G. enterich, Icel. andriki, Dan. andrik, OSw. andrak andrage, masc., and fr. AS. ened, fem., duck; akin to D. eend, G. ente, Icel. önd, Dan. and, Sw. and, Lith. antis, L. anas, Gr. � (for �), and perh. Skr. āti a water fowl. √207. In English the first part of the word was lost. The ending is akin to E. rich. Cf. Gulaund