Tamarack meaning

tămə-răk
A deciduous North American larch (Larix laricina) of moist soil, having short needlelike leaves that turn yellow in the fall.
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An American larch tree (Larix laricina), usually found in swamps.
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The wood of this tree.
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Any of several North American larches, of the genus Larix; the wood from such a tree.
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Origin of tamarack

  • Canadian French tamarac probably of Algonquian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • In the 19th century, some authorities questioned if tacamahac, tamarack, and hackmatack could be cognate to one another, perhaps all corruptions of one term, but such cognancy is unlikely.

    From Wiktionary

  • Believed to derive from an Algonquian word.

    From Wiktionary