from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A swift-running, crested bird (Geococcyx californianus) of southwest North America, having streaked brownish plumage and a long tail. Also called chaparral bird, chaparral cock.
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- n. Either of two species of bird in the genus Geococcyx of the cuckoo family, native to North and Central America. They are fast runners.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texas
road + runner (Wiktionary)