2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Chaparral \Cha'par*ral"\, noun [Sp., fr. chaparro an evergeen oak.]

1. A thicket of low evergreen oaks.

2. An almost impenetrable thicket or succession of thickets of thorny shrubs and brambles.

{Chaparral cock}; fem. {Chaparral hen} (Zool.), 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] chapati

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes [syn: {scrub}, {chaparral}, {bush}]

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