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[suh-lal, sa-]
  1. an evergreen shrub, Gaultheria shallon, of the heath family, native to the western coast of North America, having leathery, oblong leaves and clusters of pink or white flowers and purplish-black fruit.
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Origin of salal

1815–25, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon sallal < Lower Chinook sálal
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Historical Examples of salal

  • As we did go along, the leaves of salal did make little rustles.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • A beetle went across the path and a salal bush did nod itself to us.

    The Story of Opal

    Opal Whiteley

  • There will be mining and trading towns at numerous points between Seattle and Salal Prairie.

  • The salal (Gaultheria Shallon), which forms a carpet to the ground, especially where the soil is poor.

  • Salal, Oregon grape, and huckleberry bushes take the place of the taller undergrowth of the valleys.