- any coniferous tree of the genus Larix, yielding a tough durable wood.
- the wood of such a tree.
Origin of larch
1540–50; earlier larche < Middle High German ≪ Latin laric- (stem of larix) larch
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Examples from the Web for larch
I remarked the beech and larch seemed to get beyond the rest.A Tour in Ireland
Certainly there must grow in your neighborhood some larch or spruce trees.
“There's a larch for you,” cries Chilvern, in admiration of a gigantic fir-tree.Happy-Thought Hall
F. C. Burnand
She jumped on the first branches of the larch, still holding Louis's hand.Patsy
S. R. Crockett
In one spot there were some that resembled English larch, and these were almost bare.The Long Portage
- any coniferous tree of the genus Larix, having deciduous needle-like leaves and egg-shaped cones: family Pinaceae
- the wood of any of these trees
C16: from German Lärche, ultimately from Latin larix
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Word Origin and History for larch
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