mahala mat

mahala mat

[muh-hal-uh]
noun
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.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism; mahala Indian woman < Yokuts; compare mokʰe·lo (Chawchila dial.) woman, moxelo (Yawelmani dial.) old woman

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