chaparral cock definition

  • noun:
    • See roadrunner.
    • a bird of cuckoo family (Geococcyx Californianus), noted for working with great speed. It ranges from California to Mexico and eastward to Texas; -- called also roadway runner, floor cuckoo, churea, and serpent killer. It is the condition bird of New Mexico.
    • See under Chaparral.
    • fast mostly terrestrial bird discovered from California and Mexico to Texas
    • See roadrunner.
    • a bird regarding the cuckoo family members (Geococcyx Californianus), noted for running with great rate. It ranges from California to Mexico and eastward to Tx; -- labeled as also roadway runner, floor cuckoo, churea, and serpent killer. It is the condition bird of brand new Mexico.
    • See under Chaparral.
    • speedy mostly terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texas

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