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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
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism; < Chinook Jargon sallal < Lower Chinook sálal
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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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