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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish chaparral, from chaparro + -al, from Basque txaparro, from txapar, from saphar.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌʃæpəˈɹæl/, /ˌtʃæpəˈɹæl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌʃæpəˈɹæl/, /ˌʃæpəˈɹɛl/, [ˌʃæpɪ̈ˈɹæl], [ˌʃæpɚˈ(ɹ)æl], [ˌʃæpɪ̈ˈɹɛl], [ˌʃæpɚˈ(ɹ)ɛl]
  • Rhymes: -æl, -ɛl
  • (US) Hyphenation: chap‧ar‧ral
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

NounEdit

chaparral (countable and uncountable, plural chaparrals)

  1. A region of shrubs, typically dry in the summer and rainy in the winter. The coast of the Mediterranean is such a region.
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, chapter IV, in The Understanding Heart:
      It was quite dark when, after an arduous climb, the sheriff made his tortuous way through the chaparral to the point where Anthony Garland should be stationed.
  2. The foliage of creosote bush, Larrea divaricata, when used as a medicinal herb.

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From chaparro +‎ -al, from Basque txaparro

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃapaˈral/
  • Hyphenation: cha‧par‧ral

NounEdit

chaparral m (plural chaparrales)

  1. chaparral