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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chaparral  \Cha`par*ral"\,  n.  [Sp.,  fr  chaparro  an  evergeen 
  oak.] 
  1.  A  thicket  of  low  evergreen  oaks. 
 
  2.  An  almost  impenetrable  thicket  or  succession  of  thickets 
  of  thorny  shrubs  and  brambles. 
 
  {Chaparral  cock};  fem.  {Chaparral  hen}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  bird  of 
  the  cuckoo  family  ({Geococcyx  Californianus}),  noted  for 
  running  with  great  speed.  It  ranges  from  California  to 
  Mexico  and  eastward  to  Texas;  --  called  also  {road 
  runner},  {ground  cuckoo},  {churea},  and  {snake  killer} 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chaparral 
  n  :  dense  vegetation  consisting  of  stunted  trees  or  bushes  [syn: 
  {scrub},  {bush}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Chaparral,  NM  (CDP,  FIPS  14250) 
  Location:  32.02593  N,  106.39946  W 
  Population  (1990):  2962  (1020  housing  units) 
  Area:  14.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  88021 




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