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[suh-lal, sa-] /səˈlæl, sæ-/
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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In the floral industry, salal and ferns are especially popular for seasonal greens.
  • The understory includes evergreen salal and western sword fern.
  • As the troopers approached the vehicle, they observed several bundles of salal in the rear portion of the van.
  • Trailside shoulders have been replanted with native plants such as salal, sword fern, and vine maple.
  • There are places where madrone and salal line the shores and others where barely anything grows.

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