Definition of chaparro
1 : a Mexican oak (Quercus reticulata) with close-grained hard brown wood
2 or chaparro prieto : a Mexican acacia (Acacia amentacea) with sweet-scented yellow flowers
3 : a tropical American tree (Curatella americana) of the family Dilleniaceae distinguished by very rough leaves that are widely used for polishing and scouring —called also sandpaper tree
4 : any of several trees of the genus Byrsonima most of which have edible fruits and bark useful for tanning
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Origin and Etymology of chaparro
American Spanish, from Spanish, dwarf evergreen oak
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