Chaparral Cha`par*ral", n. [Sp., fr. chaparro an evergeen oak.] 1. A thicket of low evergreen oaks. [1913 Webster]

2. An almost impenetrable thicket or succession of thickets of thorny shrubs and brambles. [1913 Webster]

{Chaparral cock}; fem. {Chaparral hen} (Zo["o]l.), a bird of the cuckoo family ({Geococcyx Californianus}), noted for running with great speed. It ranges from California to Mexico and eastward to Texas; -- called also {road runner}, {ground cuckoo}, {churea}, and {snake killer}. It is the state bird of New Mexico. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(of brambles and thorny shrubs)

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  • Chaparral — steht für: ein Ökosystem an der nordamerikanischen Pazifikküste: Chaparral (Vegetationstyp) eine Boden Luft Rakete der U.S. Army, siehe: MIM 72 Chaparral eine US amerikanische Automarke, siehe Chaparral Cars Chaparral (New Mexico), Ort in den USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chaparral — ● chaparral nom masculin (espagnol chaparral, de chaparro, arbuste) Au Mexique, association végétale à base d arbustes et d arbrisseaux xérophiles à feuilles persistantes. ⇒CHAPARRAL, subst. masc. BOT. Fourré à base d arbustes et d arbrisseaux… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Chaparral — Chaparral, NM U.S. Census Designated Place in New Mexico Population (2000): 6117 Housing Units (2000): 2134 Land area (2000): 38.759454 sq. miles (100.386522 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • chaparral — CHAPARRÁL CEA / s. n. asociaţie vegetală de tip mediteranean formată din tufişuri xerofile spinoase, închircite, în preriile din California şi Mexic. (< sp. chaparral) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Chaparral — Chaparrāl (spr. tscha ), aus Dornsträuchern bestehende Gebüschformation der südl. Prärien von Texas bis Mexiko …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • chaparral — (n.) shrub thicket, 1850, American English, from Sp. chaparro evergreen oak, perhaps from Basque txapar little thicket …   Etymology dictionary

  • chaparral — s. m. Mata de chaparros …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • chaparral — sustantivo masculino 1. Lugar poblado de chaparros …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • chaparral — m. Sitio poblado de chaparros …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • chaparral — ☆ chaparral [shap΄ə ral′, chap΄ə ral′ ] n. [AmSp < Sp < chaparro, evergreen oak < ? Basque txapar] Southwest a thicket of shrubs, thorny bushes, etc., orig., of evergreen oaks …   English World dictionary

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