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A small evergreen shrub (Gaultheria shallon) in the heath family, native to the Pacific coast of North America, having white or pink flowers clustered in racemes and edible purple-black berries.

[Chinook Jargon sallal, from Chinook sálal.]


(ˈsæləl) or


(Plants) an evergreen shrub, Gaultheria shallon, of the family Ericacae, native to western North America, and having white or pink flowers and purple berries


(səˈlæl, sæ-)

an evergreen shrub, Gaultheria shallon, native to the W coast of North America, with oblong leaves, clusters of pink or white flowers, and edible purplish black fruit.
[1815–25, Amer.; < Chinook Jargon sallal < Lower Chinook sálal]
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Noun1.salal - small evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having edible dark purple grape-sized berriessalal - small evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having edible dark purple grape-sized berries
Gaultheria, genus Gaultheria - widely distributed genus of creeping or upright evergreen shrubs
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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