- 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.
- any of several related, very similar trees.
- the wood of these trees.
Origin of tamarack
Examples from the Web for tamarack
The timber growth—none at all or very scanty spruce and tamarack.The Long Labrador Trail
In the course of time Kagh came to the edge of a tamarack swamp.Followers of the Trail
But she began to confide in Tom after this evening of her return from the tamarack swamp.Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp
Annie Roe Carr
The lumbermen have little use for the tamarack and so have passed it by.Conservation Reader
Harold W. Fairbanks
Once he rode with a party of boys and girls to Tamarack Lake.The Trail of the Hawk
- any of several North American larches, esp Larix laricina, which has reddish-brown bark, bluish-green needle-like leaves, and shiny oval cones
- the wood of any of these trees
Word Origin and History for tamarack
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").