Origin of hackmatack
1765–75, Americanism; earlier hackmetack woods, hakmantak dense forest or interwoven shrubbery of tamarack or other conifers; probably < Western Abenaki
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Examples from the Web for hackmatack
A small hollow, overrun with hackmatack, led up towards the spot.
I ought not to have known what Edmeston said, or what Will Hackmatack said.
Will Hackmatack, who was with us, had a blister on his foot, so he went with the riding party.
He made a hurried sign to the on-coming figure to follow him, ran ahead, and halted at last in the cover of a hackmatack bush.Clarence
Indeed, this is a common characteristic of the Hemlock, the Cedar, and the Hackmatack.