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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Drake, Sir Francis 1540?-1596. English naval hero and explorer who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world (1577-1580) and was vice admiral of the fleet that destroyed the Spanish Armada (1588).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname, notably of Francis Drake (1540-1596).
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname.

Etymologies

Originally a nickname from Old English Draca ("snake,dragon") or Middle English drake ("male duck"). (Wiktionary)

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