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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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Morgan said that our best ground was beyond a certain ridge that he pointed out, and we crossed it by a trail through the chaparral. On the other side was comparatively level ground, thickly covered with wild oats.
"Morgan, who had stopped and was intently watching the agitated chaparral, said nothing, but had cocked both barrels of his gun and was holding it in readiness to aim.
She had not proceeded a hundred yards before she noticed the moving figure of a man beyond her in the hillside chaparral above the trail.
Dawn caught us on the northern brow, and in the gray light we dropped down through chaparral into redwood canyons deep and warm with the breath of passing summer.
As far as the eye can reach stretches the great flat plain-land, all dusted over with patches of alkali, and intersected by clumps of the dwarfish chaparral bushes.
Only the canyons were wooded, while the higher and more distant hills were furry with chaparral. Once they saw a coyote slide into the brush, and once Billy wished for a gun when a large wildcat stared at them malignantly and declined to run until routed by a clod of earth that burst about its ears like shrapnel.
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