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A deciduous North American larch (Larix laricina) of moist soil, having short needlelike leaves that turn yellow in the fall.
[Canadian French tamarac, probably of Algonquian origin.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Plants) any of several North American larches, esp Larix laricina, which has reddish-brown bark, bluish-green needle-like leaves, and shiny oval cones. Also called: hackmatack
2. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees. Also called: hackmatack
[C19: from Algonquian]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.]
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|Noun||1.||tamarack - medium-sized larch of Canada and northern United States including Alaska having a broad conic crown and rust-brown scaly bark|
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