[ uh-ler-suh ]
/ əˈlɛr sə /
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Origin of alerce
First recorded in 1770–80; from Spanish, an extended meaning of alerce “European larch” (Larix decidua), influenced by Arabic al-ʾarz “the cypress, larch”; see origin at larch
Words nearby alerce
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Example sentences from the Web for alerce
Alerce, a-lers′, n. the wood of the sandarac-tree: the Chilian Arbor vit—both of the pine family.
On the higher parts, brushwood takes the place of larger trees, with here and there a red cedar or an alerce pine.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for alerce
/ (əˈlɜːs, æˈlɜːsɪ) /
the wood of the sandarac tree
a cupressus-like Chilean pine, Fitzroya cupressoides, cut for timber
Word Origin for alerce
Spanish: larch, from Latin larix, influenced by Arabic al-arz
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