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hackmatack

[ hak-muh-tak ]

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hackmatack1

1765–75, Americanism; earlier hackmetack woods, hakmantak dense forest or interwoven shrubbery of tamarack or other conifers; probably < Western Abenaki

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Example Sentences

It brought him not to a hackmatack tree, but to the middle of several spruce trees.

The timber was largely pine and hackmatack, but there was also some white and some yellow birch.

The two principal American species are also called tamarack and hackmatack.

Indeed, this is a common characteristic of the Hemlock, the Cedar, and the Hackmatack.

A small hollow, overrun with hackmatack, led up towards the spot.

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