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roadrunner

noun road·run·ner \ˈrōd-ˌrə-nər\

: a North American bird that lives in the desert and runs very fast

Full Definition of ROADRUNNER

:  a largely terrestrial bird (Geococcyx californianus) of the cuckoo family that has a long tail and a crest, is a speedy runner, and inhabits arid regions from the southwestern United States to Mexico; also :  a closely related bird (G. velox) of Mexico and Central America

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First Known Use of ROADRUNNER

1856

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