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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See roadrunner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texas


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