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salal Line breaks: salal
Pronunciation: /səˈlal/

Definition of salal in English:


A North American plant of the heather family, with clusters of pink or white flowers and edible purple-black berries.
  • Gaultheria shallon, family Ericaceae
Example sentences
  • Amid that sea of sand, islands of forest appear, dense with Sitka spruce and salal and evergreen huckleberry.
  • Without pausing she went forward until tall salal, wild spiraea bushes and thorny blackberry wands barred her way.
  • Mounds, called hummocks, are the growing medium though which tangles of swamp laurel, Labrador tea, salal and native cranberries and blueberries grow.


Early 19th century: from Chinook Jargon sallal.

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