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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.]
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]
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|