Chaparral (disambiguation)

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Chaparral is derived from the Spanish word chaparro (translation: "a forest made of short trees") and applies to a biome found in California and other Mediterranean climates.

Chaparral may also refer to:


  • Geococcyx, a genus of birds commonly known as roadrunners, also known as chaparral birds, chaparral cocks, or chaparrals
  • Larrea divaricata, a South American plant also known as chaparral
  • Larrea tridentata, a North American plant, also known as the creosote bush, used in Native American medicine and modern herbology under the name of chaparral


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  • Dallas Chaparrals, an American Basketball Association basketball team that became the San Antonio Spurs in 1973
  • The Chaparral, the athletic mascot of the College of DuPage, in DuPage County, Illinois


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