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Daemon
Posted: Monday, September 7, 2020 12:00:00 AM
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chaparral

(noun) Dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes.

Synonyms: scrub, bush

Usage: Only the canyons were wooded, while the higher and more distant hills were furry with chaparral.
lazarius
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Daemon wrote:
chaparral

In my favourite book - The Headless Horseman - the word is used 117 times and it is spelled incorrectly — chapparal. I do not care — this doesn't detract a whit from its brilliancy.

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Where the Rio de Nueces (River of Nuts) collects its waters from a hundred tributary streams — lining the map like the limbs of a grand genealogical tree — you may look upon a land of surpassing fairness. Its surface is “rolling prairie,” interspersed with clumps of post-oak and pecân, here and there along the banks of the watercourses uniting into continuous groves.

In some places these timbered tracts assume the aspect of the true chapparal — a thicket, rather than a forest — its principal growth being various kinds of acacia, associated with copaiva and creosote trees, with wild aloes, with eccentric shapes of cereus, cactus, and arborescent yucca.

The Headless Horseman A Strange Tale of Texas, Mayne Reid

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Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Monday, September 7, 2020 8:31:31 AM

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Chaparral:


vegetation consisting chiefly of tangled shrubs and thorny bushes.

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Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Monday, September 7, 2020 9:19:50 AM

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High Chaparral. Had no idea what it meant at the time.
Emel Rapchan
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Ajike Omooba
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Dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes.
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