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chaparral

noun chap·ar·ral \ˌsha-pə-ˈral, -ˈrel\

: an area of dry land especially in southern California that is covered with bushes and short trees

Full Definition of CHAPARRAL

1
:  a thicket of dwarf evergreen oaks; broadly :  a dense impenetrable thicket of shrubs or dwarf trees
2
:  an ecological community composed of shrubby plants adapted to dry summers and moist winters that occurs especially in southern California

Examples of CHAPARRAL

  1. <the rabbit darted into the chaparral>

Origin of CHAPARRAL

Spanish, from chaparro dwarf evergreen oak, from Basque txapar
First Known Use: 1845

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