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 for Chaparral
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chaparral \Cha`par*ral"\, n. [Sp., fr. chaparro an evergeen
     1. A thicket of low evergreen oaks.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. An almost impenetrable thicket or succession of thickets
        of thorny shrubs and brambles.
        [1913 Webster]
     Chaparral cock; fem. Chaparral hen (Zool.), 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. It
        is the state bird of New Mexico.
        [1913 Webster +PJC] chapati

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
           [syn: scrub, chaparral, bush]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Chaparral, NM -- U.S. Census Designated Place in New Mexico
     Population (2000):    6117
     Housing Units (2000): 2134
     Land area (2000):     38.759454 sq. miles (100.386522 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    38.759454 sq. miles (100.386522 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            14250
     Located within:       New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35
     Location:             32.039072 N, 106.429630 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     88021
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Chaparral, NM

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