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hack·ma·tack

 (hăk′mə-tăk′)
n.
Any of several North American trees, especially the tamarack.

[Earlier hakmantak, hacmontac, perhaps from Western Abenaki.]

hackmatack

(ˈhækməˌtæk)
n
1. (Plants) another name for tamarack
2. (Plants) another name for balsam poplar

tam•a•rack

(ˈtæm əˌræk)

n.
1. a North American larch, Larix laricina, of the pine family, having reddish brown bark and blue-green needles.
2. its wood.
[1795–1805; of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hackmatack - poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaveshackmatack - poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaves
poplar tree, poplar - any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
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Byline: Submitted by Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge
This wooden, whaling ship-the last of its kind-is made of oak (used for planking, and the skeleton of the ship), hackmatack (also known as larch), locust (tough and shock resistant), pine, and fir.
Hackmatack Author Tours (administered by Hackmatack Award program, for schools in the Atlantic provinces) www.
Some less esoteric words in the list include the 10-letter POCKETBOOK, HOTCHPOTCH, PACKET-BOAT, HOMEOPATHY, HOKEY-POKEY, HEMATOMATA, HACKMATACK, and APPOMATTOX.
Enjoying the Hackmatack Awards are 2011 nominees Jennifer Maruno (When the Cherry Blossoms Fell) and Jennifer McGrath Kent (White Cave Escape).