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 for Chaparral hen
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chaparral \Cha`par*ral"\, n. [Sp., fr. chaparro an evergeen
     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 (Zool.), 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] chapati

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