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Meaning of CHAPARRAL

Pronunciation:  `chapu'ral

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
 

CHAPARRAL is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bush, scrub
 
 See Also: flora, vegetation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cha`par*ral"\, n. [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} (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}

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A plant community of drought-adapted shrubs, usually found in rocky and rapidly drained shallow soils.
 

 

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