salat

German: ‘Salat’.

There are a great many plants which can be classed as salat, (e.g. Dendrocnidae sp.). Uses are varied but typically applied to the skin to alleviate body aches and fevers. The sap of the ‘poison oak’, Semecarpus cassuvium, is poisonous, but the swollen pedicel is eaten as a fruit and the young leaves can be eaten raw (Verheij and Coronel 1991: 359).

See original Mihalic entry.

Noun forms

  1. Botany: stinging nettle, any plant with stinging leaves or parts. ® filas

  1. Kind of person: an unattractive woman (Mühlhäusler 1979: 337).


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