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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 of roadrunner
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; road + runner
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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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