road runner
Chaparral Cha`par*ral", n. [Sp., fr. chaparro an evergeen oak.] 1. A thicket of low evergreen oaks. [1913 Webster]

2. An almost impenetrable thicket or succession of thickets of thorny shrubs and brambles. [1913 Webster]

{Chaparral cock}; fem. {Chaparral hen} (Zo["o]l.), a bird of the cuckoo family ({Geococcyx Californianus}), noted for running with great speed. It ranges from California to Mexico and eastward to Texas; -- called also {road runner}, {ground cuckoo}, {churea}, and {snake killer}. It is the state bird of New Mexico. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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