[ lahrch ]
/ lɑrtʃ /


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 GermanLatin laric- (stem of larix) larch

Related forms

larch·er, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for larch


/ (lɑːtʃ) /


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

Word Origin for larch

C16: from German Lärche, ultimately from Latin larix
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