sa·​lal | \ sə-ˈlal How to pronounce salal (audio) , sa- \

Definition of salal

: a small evergreen shrub (Gaultheria shallon) of the heath family found on the Pacific coast of North America and bearing edible grape-sized dark purple berries

Examples of salal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The technicians offered the nymphs a buffet of fragrant guava, bramble and salal leaves. New York Times, 1 Dec. 2020 For instance, plants that grow in the shade of the forest – such as salal and evergreen huckleberry – don’t want the full-sun, prairie conditions required by camas and meadow checkerbloom. oregonlive, 6 Jan. 2020 This week, readers ask for advice on controlling creeping bamboo and salal, for starters., 21 Oct. 2017 Late spring is time for the white bells of salal, intermingled with uncurling fronds of new ferns, and one of my favorites: tiny starflowers, with their single pinkish-white, seven-pointed star shining from a cluster of deep green leaves. Brian J. Cantwell, The Seattle Times, 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of salal

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salal

Chinook Jargon, from Lower Chinook sálal 

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“Salal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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