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greater roadrunner

noun
1.
See under roadrunner.

roadrunner

[rohd-ruhn-er] /ˈroʊdˌrʌn ər/
noun
1.
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
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; road + runner
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British Dictionary definitions for greater road-runner

roadrunner

/ˈrəʊdˌrʌnə/
noun
1.
a terrestrial crested bird, Geococcyx californianus, of Central and S North America, having a streaked plumage and long tail: family Cuculidae (cuckoos) Also called chaparral cock
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