/ˌʃæpəˈræl/ noun [noncount]
US : an area of dry land especially in southern California that is covered with bushes and short trees

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  • chap|ar|ral — «CHAP uh RAL», noun. a dense, often thorny, thicket of low brushy vegetation, frequently including small evergreen oaks, found in the Southwestern United States. ╂[American English < Spanish chaparral < chaparro evergreen oak, probably < …   Useful english dictionary

  • ral — ac·ral; ad·e·no·neu·ral; ad·lit·to·ral; ad·mi·ral; am·bu·lac·ral; amo·ral·i·ty; am·phi·crib·ral; am·y·ral·dism; au·gu·ral; au·ral; au·ro·ral; ba·su·ral; bed·ral; blas·to·po·ral; bleph·a·ral; cae·su·ral; cap·ral·de·hyde; chap·ar·ral; chlo·ral;… …   English syllables

  • chap — an·te·chap·el; chap; chap·a·ra·jos; chap·ar·ral; chap·ar·re·ras; chap·book; chap·el·man; chap·el·ry; chap·er·on·age; chap·er·on·less; chap·fall·en; chap·i·ter; chap·lain; chap·lain·cy; chap·lain·ry; chap·less; chap·let; chap·let·ed;… …   English syllables

  • chaparral — chap·ar·ral …   English syllables

  • chaparral — chap|ar|ral [ˌʃæpəˈræl] n [U] [Date: 1800 1900; : Spanish; Origin: chaparro type of small oak tree, from Basque txapar] AmE land on which small ↑oak trees grow close together …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chaparral — chap|ar|ral [ ,ʃæpə ræl ] noun uncount a type of land in the southwest of the U.S. where many small trees and bushes grow close together …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chaparral — chap•ar•ral [[t]ˌʃæp əˈræl, ˌtʃæp [/t]] n. dial. a dense growth of shrubs or small trees • Etymology: 1835–45, amer.; < Sp, der. of chaparr(o) evergreen oak …   From formal English to slang

  • a — acar·a·pis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·a·sis; ac·a·ri·na; ac·a·ri·nar·i·um; ac·a·rine; ac·a·ri·nol·o·gy; ac·a·ri·no·sis; ac·a·ro·ce·cid·i·um; ac·a·roid; ac·a·rol·o·gist; ac·a·rol·o·gy; ac·a·ro·pho·bia; ac·a·rus; acat·a·lep·sy; acat·a·lex·is;… …   English syllables

  • tion — ab·bre·vi·a·tion; ab·di·ca·tion; ab·duc·tion; ab·er·ra·tion; ab·er·ra·tion·al; ab·jec·tion; ab·junc·tion; ab·ju·ra·tion; ab·lac·ta·tion; ab·la·tion; ab·lu·tion; ab·mi·gra·tion; ab·ne·ga·tion; ab·o·li·tion; ab·o·li·tion·ary; ab·o·li·tion·dom;… …   English syllables

  • Diana (mythology) — Ancient Roman religion Marcus Aurelius (head covered) sacrificing at the Temple of Jupiter …   Wikipedia

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