American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See roadrunner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) a bird of the cuckoo family (Geococcyx Californianus), noted for running with great speed. It ranges from California to Mexico and eastward to Texas; -- called also
road runner, ground cuckoo, churea, and snake killer. It is the state bird of New Mexico.
- n. See under Chaparral.
- n. speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texas
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