Examples of chaparral in a Sentence
the rabbit darted into the chaparral
Recent Examples of chaparral from the Web
Nearly 2,000 miles of rivers, desert, chaparral and fencing separate the United States and Mexico, and a wall advocated by President Donald Trump could soon be built along some parts of the border.
The lakes, Crystal Springs, San Andreas and Pilarcitos, are surrounded by 23,000 acres of woodlands and chaparral.
This is a vehicle that validates the rugged individualist who, ready for adventure and desperate for authenticity, may never leave Highland Avenue for the high chaparral.
In certain vegetation types, like chaparral and coniferous forests, fires will vaporize organic compounds found in the leaf litter.
Wildfires in December charred much of the hills in the area, burning the chaparral all along the foothills.
For well over a week, hundreds of inmates have chain-sawed through relentless thickets of chaparral, cutting lines through the backcountry to thwart the fire’s sudden rushes at homes.
Some of the chaparral and native trees, including the famous scrub oaks, on the slopes above the Napa and Sonoma valleys actually depend on fire for reproduction.
Chaparrals coach Kevin Tyrrell played him in 46 of 55 games.
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Origin and Etymology of chaparral
First Known Use: 1845See Words from the same year
CHAPARRAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chaparral for English Language Learners
: an area of dry land especially in southern California that is covered with bushes and short trees
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