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roadrunner

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noun road·run·ner \ˈrōd-ˌrə-nər\

Simple Definition of roadrunner

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of roadrunner

  1. :  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

Illustration of roadrunner

1856

First Known Use of roadrunner

1856


ROADRUNNER Defined for Kids

roadrunner

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noun road·run·ner \ˈrōd-ˌrə-nər\

Definition of roadrunner for Students

  1. :  a long-tailed bird that is found in dry regions of the southwestern United States and is able to run very fast




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