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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun Either of two species of bird in the genus Geococcyx of the cuckoo family, native to North and Central America. They are fast runners.

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

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road +‎ runner

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