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larch

[lahrch] /lɑrtʃ/
noun
1.
any coniferous tree of the genus Larix, yielding a tough durable wood.
2.
the wood of such a tree.
Origin of larch
1540-1550
1540-50; earlier larche < Middle High GermanLatin laric- (stem of larix) larch
Related forms
larcher, adjective
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  • I remarked the beech and larch seemed to get beyond the rest.

    A Tour in Ireland Arthur Young
  • 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 Harold Bindloss
  • The result is apparent in the rate of growth after the larch has passed its youth.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The Venice turpentine comes from the resinous sap of the larch.

    A Report on Washington Territory William Henry Ruffner
  • The larch, which is the most valuable, passes into Argentine territory at few places.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • The plants included in this section, with the exception of the larch, are evergreens.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • The leaves resemble those of the larch, but they are not deciduous.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
British Dictionary definitions for larch

larch

/lɑːtʃ/
noun
1.
any coniferous tree of the genus Larix, having deciduous needle-like leaves and egg-shaped cones: family Pinaceae
2.
the wood of any of these trees
Word Origin
C16: from German Lärche, ultimately from Latin larix
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Word Origin and History for larch
n.

1540s, from German Lärche, from Middle High German larche, from Old High German *larihha, from Latin larix (genitive laricis), probably a loan-word from an Alpine Gaulish language, corresponding phonetically to Old Celtic *darik- "oak" (see Druid and tree).

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