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chap·ar·ral

 (shăp′ə-răl′)
n.
An area covered by a dense growth of mostly small-leaved evergreen shrubs, especially in central and southern California.

[Spanish, from chaparro, evergreen oak, from Basque txapar, diminutive of saphar, thicket.]

chaparral

(ˌtʃæpəˈræl; ˌʃæp-)
n
(Physical Geography) (in the southwestern US) a dense growth of shrubs and trees, esp evergreen oaks
[C19: from Spanish, from chaparra evergreen oak]

chap•ar•ral

(ˌʃæp əˈræl, ˌtʃæp-)

n.
a dense growth of shrubs or small trees.
[1835–45, Amer.; < Sp, derivative of chaparr(o) evergreen oak]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chaparral - dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"