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larch

 (lärch)
n.
1. Any of several deciduous, coniferous trees of the genus Larix of North America and Eurasia, having clusters of needlelike leaves and heavy, durable wood.
2. The wood of any of these trees.

[German Lärche, from Middle High German larche, from Latin larix, laric-.]

larch

(lɑːtʃ)
n
1. (Plants) any coniferous tree of the genus Larix, having deciduous needle-like leaves and egg-shaped cones: family Pinaceae
2. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees
[C16: from German Lärche, ultimately from Latin larix]

larch

(lɑrtʃ)

n.
1. any deciduous conifer of the genus Larix, yielding a tough durable wood.
2. the wood of such a tree.
[1540–50; < German Latinärche, Middle High German lerche, Old High German *larihha]
larch′en, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.larch - wood of a larch treelarch - wood of a larch tree      
larch tree, larch - any of numerous conifers of the genus Larix all having deciduous needlelike leaves
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.larch - any of numerous conifers of the genus Larix all having deciduous needlelike leaveslarch - any of numerous conifers of the genus Larix all having deciduous needlelike leaves
genus Larix, Larix - larches
larch - wood of a larch tree
American larch, black larch, Larix laricina, tamarack - medium-sized larch of Canada and northern United States including Alaska having a broad conic crown and rust-brown scaly bark
Larix occidentalis, Oregon larch, western larch, western tamarack - tall larch of western North America have pale green sharply pointed leaves and oblong cones; an important timber tree
Larix lyallii, subalpine larch - medium-sized larch of the Rocky Mountains; closely related to Larix occidentalis
European larch, Larix decidua - tall European tree having a slender conic crown, flat needlelike leaves, and hairy cone scales
Larix russica, Larix siberica, Siberian larch - medium-sized larch of northeastern Russia and Siberia having narrowly conic crown and soft narrow bright-green leaves; used in cultivation
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
Translations
شَجَر اللاريس دائِم الخُضْرَه
modřín
lærketræ
vörösfenyõ
lerki
maumedis
lapegle
smrekovec
kara çam

larch

[lɑːtʃ] N (also larch tree) → alerce m

larch

[ˈlɑːrtʃ] n (= tree) → mélèze m

larch

n (also larch tree)Lärche f; (= wood)Lärche (→ nholz nt) f

larch

[lɑːtʃ] nlarice m

larch

(laːtʃ) noun
a type of cone-bearing, deciduous tree related to pines and firs.
References in classic literature ?
So steep were the rocky banks on either side of them, that the larch and the pine seemed to be suspended over their heads, and to need only a gust of wind to come hurtling down upon them.
"All I say is that you can put up larch and make a temp'ry job of it; and by the time the young master's married it'll have to be done again.
A considerable flight of steps landed them in the wilderness, which was a planted wood of about two acres, and though chiefly of larch and laurel, and beech cut down, and though laid out with too much regularity, was darkness and shade, and natural beauty, compared with the bowling-green and the terrace.
Honeychurch's mouth twitched when he spoke of the perpetual green of the larch.
In a like manner, in Siberia, we have woods of birch, fir, aspen, and larch, growing in a latitude [10] (64 degs.) where the mean temperature of the air falls below the freezing point, and where the earth is so completely frozen, that the carcass of an animal embedded in it is perfectly preserved.
The subtle perfume of this undergrowth was mingled just then with scents from the wild mountain region and with the aromatic fragrance of young larch shoots, budding poplars, and resinous pines.
Some intrepid larches waved green pennons in the very midst of the turbulent water, here and there a veteran lay with his many-summered head abased in the rocky course of the stream, and here was a young foolhardy beech that had climbed within a dozen yards of the rampart.
To this end I left the more frequented regions, the wooded valleys, the corn-fields, and the meadow-lands, and proceeded to mount the steep acclivity of Wildfell, the wildest and the loftiest eminence in our neighbourhood, where, as you ascend, the hedges, as well as the trees, become scanty and stunted, the former, at length, giving place to rough stone fences, partly greened over with ivy and moss, the latter to larches and Scotch fir-trees, or isolated blackthorns.
That plantation of larches looked the softest thing--mossy almost!
Our course led up some terrific steeps, densely wooded with larches and cedars, and traversed by paths which the rains had guttered and which were obstructed by loose stones.
At length they sighted the group of larches at Ethan's gate, and as they drew near it the sense that the walk was over brought back his words.
Here Meg meant to have a fountain, shrubbery, and a profusion of lovely flowers, though just at present the fountain was represented by a weather-beaten urn, very like a dilapidated slopbowl, the shrubbery consisted of several young larches, undecided whether to live or die, and the profusion of flowers was merely hinted by regiments of sticks to show where seeds were planted.