[ muh-hal-uh ]
/ məˈhæl ə /
a prostrate evergreen shrub, Ceanothus prostratus, of the buckthorn family, native to the Pacific coast of the U.S., having wedge-shaped, spiny-edged leaves and blue flowers.
WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Origin of mahala mat
1905–10, Americanism;mahala Indian woman <Yokuts; compare mokʰe·lo (Chawchila dial.) woman, moxelo (Yawelmani dial.) old woman
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