- 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.
Origin of salal
1815–25, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon sallal < Lower Chinook sálal
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Examples from the Web for salal
As we did go along, the leaves of salal did make little rustles.
A beetle went across the path and a salal bush did nod itself to us.
There will be mining and trading towns at numerous points between Seattle and Salal Prairie.A Report on Washington Territory
William Henry Ruffner
The salal (Gaultheria Shallon), which forms a carpet to the ground, especially where the soil is poor.The Adventures of John Jewitt
John Rodgers Jewitt
Salal, Oregon grape, and huckleberry bushes take the place of the taller undergrowth of the valleys.The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park
Grenville F. Allen