Cha`mi*sal"\, n. [Amer. Sp., fr. Sp. chamiza a kind of wild cane.]

1. (Bot.) A California rosaceous shrub (Adenostoma fasciculatum) which often forms an impenetrable chaparral.

2. A chaparral formed by dense growths of this shrub.
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