Translation of chaparral in Spanish:

chaparral

chaparral, n.

Pronunciation /ˌtʃapəˈral//ˌʃæpəˈræl//ˌʃapəˈral/

noun

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    chaparral masculine
    matorral masculine
    • Ecologically, it's a transition zone between chaparral and yellow pine forest.
    • They prefer grasslands, chaparral, and scrub oak areas to forage for food.
    • The Appalachian Mountains, Florida swamps, and Texas chaparral became the domain of armed bands of Southern deserters.
    • In California, the chaparral and coastal sage shrubs form excellent cover for rodents, rabbits, and birds.
    • We spend billions each year in futile attempts to prevent floodplains from flooding, barrier islands from migrating, chaparral from burning, and predators from predation.
    • Where chaparral was more evident the cypresses were smaller and scragglier.
    • The return trip is all downhill on a sloping hillside of coastal scrub and chaparral.
    • In halting English his campfire host told about his dream of settling there amidst the oaks and chaparral, irrigating a vineyard and harvesting honey.
    • Wear long pants to protect your legs from the surrounding chaparral.
    • Also important are mountain tops or ‘sky islands,’ and in some cases deep, shady canyons, that support chaparral, woodlands, or other communities that are relics of more temperate periods.
    • Less than eight inches tall, the annuals are inconspicuous, and were growing in a balding area between full chaparral and non-native grassland.
    • Parts of the golf course are adjacent to undeveloped chaparral.
    • After years of intense grazing, existing chaparral and coastal scrub communities were largely replaced by nonnative grasses.
    • Farther upland, usually between 3,000 and 5,000 feet, is chaparral, where scrub oaks, manzanitas, and various other shrubs join cacti and yuccas.
    • Birds and chipmunks feel right at home in this miniature oasis amid the dry chaparral of the Santa Cruz Mountains.
    • The thick chaparral of a remote region in the Sespe Wilderness, part of the Los Padres National Forest, in Ventura, California, has concealed a lost herd of desert bighorn sheep for more than five years.
    • This species lives exclusively in or near sandy soils within coastal dune and scrub communities and maritime chaparral.
    • They are moving incredibly quickly through dried brush and chaparral that practically explode when they ignite, threatening the life of any firefighter nearby.
    • The tasting room has a glorious view of shining Lake Mendocino, set off by the dusty chaparral all around.
    • Their land is fairly remote, tucked away from customary life on undulating hills and drainage folds that are thickly wooded with live oak and chaparral.