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chaparral (shap-uh-RAL, chap-) noun
A dense, often impenetrable, growth of shrubs and thorny bushes.
[From Spanish chaparral, from chaparro (dwarf evergreen oak), from Basque txapar (thicket).]
"Satwiwa Loop Trail: an easy 1.5- mile stroll through grasslands
"But most of the images I'd shot were nothing but blue sky and some
This week's theme: words borrowed from other languages.
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. -J.D. Salinger, writer (b. 1919)