Chaparral Definition

shăpə-răl
noun
A thicket of shrubs, thorny bushes, etc.
Webster's New World
An area covered by a dense growth of mostly small-leaved evergreen shrubs, especially in central and southern California.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
bushscrub

Other Word Forms of Chaparral

Noun

Singular:
chaparral
Plural:
chaparrals

Origin of Chaparral

  • From Spanish chaparral, from chaparro + -al, from Basque txaparro, from txapar, from saphar.

    From Wiktionary

  • Spanish from chaparro evergreen oak from Basque txapar diminutive of saphar thicket

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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