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Sal

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sal

Origin: Hind. Sal, Skr.

Cala.

(Science: botany) An East indian timber tree (Shorea robusta), much used for building purposes. It is of a light brown colour, close-grained, and durable.

Alternative forms: saul.

(Science: pharmacology) salt. Sal absinthii [NL.

(Science: medicine) See sal ammoniac, above. Spirits of ammonia.

Origin: L. See Salt.