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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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chaparralchap‧ar‧ral /ˌʃæpəˈræl/ noun [uncountable]  American EnglishSG land on which small oak trees grow close together
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chaparralWhen the pines and chaparral explode, the crews are the first to meet the fury.The vegetation consists of coastal sage scrub, chaparral and groves of Englemann oak and live oak.Then he crawled to the edge of the veranda and threw it into the chaparral.The trail climbs more steeply on the chaparral cloaked canyon wall.
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