Definition of chaparral noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌʃæpəˈræl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃæpəˈræl//
[uncountable](North American English)
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an area of dry land that is covered with small bushes Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Spanish, from chaparra ‘dwarf evergreen oak’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chaparral