chaparral-cock

chaparral bird

noun
Also called chaparral cock.
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roadrunner

[rohd-ruhn-er]
noun
either of two large terrestrial cuckoos of the genus Geococcyx of arid regions of the western U.S., Mexico, and Central America, especially G. californianus (greater roadrunner)
Also called chaparral cock.


Origin:
1855–60, Americanism; road + runner

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roadrunner (ˈrəʊdˌrʌnə)
 
n
Also called: chaparral cock a terrestrial crested bird, Geococcyx californianus, of Central and S North America, having a streaked plumage and long tail: family Cuculidae (cuckoos)

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