chaparral cock
noun Date: 1853 roadrunner — called also chaparral bird

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chaparral cock — Cock Cock (k[o^]k), n. [AS. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in imitation of the cry of the cock. Cf. {Chicken}.] 1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls. [1913 Webster] 2. A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaparral cock — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chaparral cock — ☆ chaparral cock or chaparral bird n. ROADRUNNER * * * …   Universalium

  • chaparral cock — ☆ chaparral cock or chaparral bird n. ROADRUNNER …   English World dictionary

  • chaparral cock — noun speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texas • Syn: ↑roadrunner, ↑Geococcyx californianus • Hypernyms: ↑cuckoo • Member Holonyms: ↑Geococcyx, ↑genus Geococcyx * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • chaparral cock — /ʃæpəræl ˈkɒk/ (say shapuhral kok) noun a terrestrial cuckoo of south western US and Mexico, Geococcyx californianus; the roadrunner …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cock — (k[o^]k), n. [AS. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in imitation of the cry of the cock. Cf. {Chicken}.] 1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls. [1913 Webster] 2. A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cock and bull story — Cock Cock (k[o^]k), n. [AS. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in imitation of the cry of the cock. Cf. {Chicken}.] 1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls. [1913 Webster] 2. A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cock of the plains — Cock Cock (k[o^]k), n. [AS. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in imitation of the cry of the cock. Cf. {Chicken}.] 1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls. [1913 Webster] 2. A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cock of the rock — Cock Cock (k[o^]k), n. [AS. coc; of unknown origin, perh. in imitation of the cry of the cock. Cf. {Chicken}.] 1. The male of birds, particularly of gallinaceous or domestic fowls. [1913 Webster] 2. A vane in the shape of a cock; a weathercock.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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