American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A deciduous North American larch tree (Larix laricina) having short needles borne on spur shoots.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The black or American larch, or hackmatack, Larix Americana, found in moist uplands in British America, and of less size massed in cool swamps in the northern United States. It grows from 70 to 90 feet high, and yields a heavy, hard, and very strong timber, valued for many purposes, particularly for the upper knees of ships. See cut under
- n. The abundant black or ridge-pole pine, Pinus Murrayana, of the Sierras and dry gravelly interior regions of western North America. The allied Pinus contorta, or scrub-pine, of the coast may be also included under the name.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The American larch; also, the larch of Oregon and British Columbia (Larix occidentalis). See hackmatack, and larch.
- n. The black pine (Pinus Murrayana) of Alaska, California, etc. It is a small tree with fine-grained wood.
- n. medium-sized larch of Canada and northern United States including Alaska having a broad conic crown and rust-brown scaly bark
- Believed to derive from an Algonquian word. (Wiktionary)
- Canadian French tamarac, probably of Algonquian origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This hanging lichen is most often found in tamarack and spruce thickets but can adhere to the limbs of deciduous trees in deeply shaded areas.”
“What Ware had said about the hills of his youth, the woods, the word tamarack that he had dropped carelessly, touched chords of memory as lightly as a breeze vibrates a wind harp.”
“The tamarack is very common about the marshy grounds of this county, attaining its full height in our neighborhood.”
“In the Tahoe region it is invariably called a tamarack or tamarack pine.”
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“This morning I collected a handful of larch (also known as tamarack) needles when I was out walking.”
“Far back when I went zig-zagging through tamarack pastures you were my genius, you my cast-iron Viking, my helmed lion-heart king in prison.”
“Instead they threw in their hat with France (their traditional enemy since the days of William the conqueror) and Tsarist Russia (the least free and most corrupt country in Europe). tamarack jack”
“I love when the tamarack (aka larch) trees start to green up.”
“In boreal Alaska, a larch sawfly outbreak killed most of the larger and older tamarack (Larix laricina) trees during a warm period in the decade of the 1990s, and aspen leaf miner (Phyllocnistis populiella) appeared at outbreak levels (142,000 ha) by 2003 .”
“With the help of our father, we built a tree house in the nearby tamarack trees; a rope made the perfect vine for swinging.”
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