chaparral cock

noun

: roadrunner

called also chaparral bird

Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chaparral cock was in 1849

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“Chaparral cock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaparral%20cock. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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