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Either of two swift-running, ground-dwelling birds (Geococcyx californianus or G. velox) of North and Central America, having streaked brownish plumage, a brown and black crest, and a long tail. Also called chaparral cock.


(Animals) 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


(ˈroʊdˌrʌn ər)

either of two large terrestrial cuckoos of the genus Geococcyx of arid regions of the western U.S., Mexico, and Central America, esp. G. californianus.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.roadrunner - speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texasroadrunner - speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texas
cuckoo - any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail
genus Geococcyx, Geococcyx - roadrunners
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