noun Etymology: Chinook Jargon, from Lower Chinook sálal Date: 1825 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

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  • salal — [sə lal′] n. a small, evergreen gaultheria shrub (Gaultheria shallon) native to the W coast of North America, having dark leaves, small clusters of white or pink flowers, and purple black, edible berries …   English World dictionary

  • Salal — Taxobox color = lightgreen name = Salal status = secure image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Ericales familia = Ericaceae genus = Gaultheria species = G. shallon binomial = Gaultheria shallon …   Wikipedia

  • Salal — Pour la région de Somalie, voir Salal (région). Salal سلال (ar) Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • salal — Gaultheria Gaul*the ri*a, n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of ericaceous shrubs with evergreen foliage, and, often, edible berries. It includes the American winter green ({Gaultheria procumbens}), and the larger fruited {salal} of Northwestern America… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salal — /seuh lal , sa /, n. 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. [1815 25, Amer.; <… …   Universalium

  • salal — sa•lal [[t]səˈlæl, sæ [/t]] n. pln 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 • Etymology: 1815–25, amer.; < Chinook… …   From formal English to slang

  • salal — puošnioji bruknuolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaisinis augalas (Gaultheria shallon), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Gaultheria shallon angl. salal; shallon ryšiai:… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • salal — noun A leathery leaved North American shrub, Gaultheria shallon, with edible sepals and leaves. Syn: shallon …   Wiktionary

  • salal — [sə lal] noun a North American plant of the heather family, with clusters of pink or white flowers and edible purple black berries. [Gaultheria shallon.] Origin C19: from Chinook Jargon sallal …   English new terms dictionary

  • salal — sa·lal …   English syllables

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