What does the word chaparral mean?

Usage examples for chaparral

  1. " There's a piece of chaparral over there. – Jimmy, Lucy, and All by Sophie May
  2. She had almost reached her elected goal, when, slipping, the treacherous chaparral she clung to yielded in her grasp, and Rand, with a cry, sprung forward. – The Twins of Table Mountain and Other Stories by Bret Harte