Definition of Roadrunner

1. Noun. Speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texas.

Exact synonyms: Chaparral Cock, Geococcyx Californianus
Generic synonyms: Cuckoo
Group relationships: Genus Geococcyx, Geococcyx



Definition of Roadrunner

1. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roadrunner

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roadrunner

roadlessness
roadlike
roadmaker
roadmakers
roadman
roadmap
roadmaps
roadmaster
roadmasters
roadmen
roadmender
roadmenders
roadmending
roadometer
roadometers
roadrunner (current term)
roadrunners
roads
roadshow
roadshowed
roadshowing
roadshown
roadshows
roadside
roadside bomb
roadside hawk
roadside hawks
roadside thistle
roadside thistles
roadsides

Literary usage of Roadrunner

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1. Authentic Reading Practice Grades 4-6 by Jo Ellen Moore (2001)
"Before you read the story about the roadrunner, read the questions that follow the ... The roadrunner The roadrunner is a bird that doesn't like to fly. ..."

2. The Path on the Rainbow: An Anthology of Songs and Chants from the Indians by George William Cronyn, Mary Hunter Austin (1918)
"roadrunner SONG roadrunner with the bushy head Is always crying, poi! poi! ... Here is the lonely roadrunner; Here is the lonely roadrunner. ..."

3. Pamphlets on Forestry. Fish and Game (1904)
"The roadrunner's individual capacity for food is great, for au average full ... Little evidence was obtained that the roadrunner is detrimental to man's ..."

4. The Technical World Magazine (1909)
"In old stories of Southern California, the roadrunner, as it is most ... As a matter of fact, the roadrunner, whose wings are so short that it rarely uses ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Two findings suggest that roadrunner activity tends to increase with increasing ... The roadrunner may be an extreme diurnal case with pure-cone vision and ..."

6. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1902)
"The old story about the roadrunner fencing in a sleeping rattlesnake with ... It would be impossible for the roadrunner to use the prickly pear lobes. ..."

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