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salal

[suh-lal, sa-]
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noun
  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

  • 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.