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salal

[suh-lal, sa-] /səˈlæl, sæ-/
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.
Origin of salal
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon sallal < Lower Chinook sálal
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  • He could distinguish colors—a blue skirt, the deep green of salal and second-growth cedar, the weathered hue of the walls.

    The Hidden Places Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • 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.

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

    The Story of Opal Opal Whiteley
  • salal, Oregon grape, and huckleberry bushes take the place of the taller undergrowth of the valleys.

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