chaparral
noun Etymology: Spanish, from chaparro dwarf evergreen oak, from Basque txapar Date: 1845 1. a thicket of dwarf evergreen oaks; broadly a dense impenetrable thicket of shrubs or dwarf trees 2. an ecological community composed of shrubby plants adapted to dry summers and moist winters that occurs especially in southern California

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of brambles and thorny shrubs)


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  • 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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