- a dense growth of shrubs or small trees.
1850, Amer.Eng., from Sp. chaparro "evergreen oak," perhaps from Basque txapar.
"In a remote corner of Northern California, on a steep slope of knotty oaks, sulfur and steam rise in plumes from Wilbur Hot Springs...
"The view's nice; the chaparral smells great."
- Rinku Patel, "Bugged", The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016