[suh-lal, sa-]
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.

1815–25, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon sallal < Lower Chinook sálal Unabridged
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small evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having edible dark purple grape-sized berries 
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Example sentences
In the floral industry, salal and ferns are especially popular for seasonal
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.
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