(Encyclopedia) manzanita: see bearberry. (Encyclopedia) bearberry, any plant of the northern and alpine genus Arctostaphylos of the family Ericaceae (heath family), especially A. uvaursi, a trailing evergreen sometimes cultivated as a? (Encyclopedia) chaparral ch?p?r?l, type of plant community in which shrubs are dominant. It occurs usually in regions having from 10 to 20 in. (25?50 cm) of rainfall annually and with a?