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tamarack

[ tam-uh-rak ]
/ ˈtæm əˌræk /
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noun
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.
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Origin of tamarack

First recorded in 1795–1805, Americanism; compare Canadian French tamarac; probably of Algonquian origin

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British Dictionary definitions for tamarack

tamarack
/ (ˈtæməˌræk) /

noun
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 for tamarack

C19: from Algonquian
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