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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.]
(Plants) an evergreen shrub, Gaultheria shallon, of the family Ericacae, native to western North America, and having white or pink flowers and purple berries
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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|Noun||1.||salal - small evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having edible dark purple grape-sized berries|