tamarack
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1805 1. any of several American larches; especially a larch (Larix laricina) of northern North America that inhabits usually moist or wet areas 2. the wood of a tamarack

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, , (Larix pendula or Americana)


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  • Tamarack — Tamarack, MN U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 59 Housing Units (2000): 48 Land area (2000): 3.598216 sq. miles (9.319337 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.598216 sq. miles (9.319337 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Tamarack — Tam a*rack, n. (Bot.) (a) The American larch; also, the larch of Oregon and British Columbia ({Larix occidentalis}). See {Hackmatack}, and {Larch}. (b) The black pine ({Pinus Murrayana}) of Alaska, California, etc. It is a small tree with fine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tamarack —   [Algonkin], Amerikanische Lärche, Larix laricina, in Nordamerika heimische, bis 20 m hoch werdende Lärchenart mit schmal kegelförmiger Krone; Nadeln zu 12 30 am Kurztrieb, 2 3 cm lang, hell blaugrün; Zapfen 1 1,8 cm lang; schöner, jedoch nur… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tamarack — (n.) North American red larch, 1805, probably of Algonquian origin (Cf. synonymous hackmatack, 1792, from a source akin to Abenaki akemantak a kind of supple wood used for making snowshoes ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tamarack — [tam′ə rak΄] n. [CdnFr tamarac: presumed to be of Algonquian orig.] 1. an American larch tree (Larix laricina), usually found in swamps 2. the wood of this tree …   English World dictionary

  • Tamarack — Ostamerikanische Lärche Ostamerikanische Lärche (Larix laricina ), Zeichnung. Systematik Klasse: Pinopsida …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tamarack — Hackmatack Hack ma*tack (h[a^]k m[.a]*t[a^]k ), n. [Of American Indian origin.] (Bot.) The American larch ({Larix Americana}), a coniferous tree with slender deciduous leaves; also, its heavy, close grained timber. Called also {tamarack}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tamarack — Mélèze laricin Mélèze laricin …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tamarack — amerikinis maumedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pušinių šeimos medieninis, pluoštinis, vaistinis augalas (Larix laricina), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Larix laricina angl. American larch; eastern larch; hackmatack; red …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • tamarack — /tam euh rak /, n. 1. an American larch, Larix laricina, of the pine family, having a reddish brown bark and crowded clusters of blue green needles and yielding a useful timber. 2. any of several related, very similar trees. 3. the wood of these… …   Universalium

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