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tamarack

[tam-uh-rak] /ˈtæm əˌræk/
noun
1.
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.
2.
any of several related, very similar trees.
3.
the wood of these trees.
Origin of tamarack
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism; compare Canadian French tamarac; assumed to be of Algonquian orig.
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tamarack

/ˈtæməˌræk/
noun
1.
any of several North American larches, esp Larix laricina, which has reddish-brown bark, bluish-green needle-like leaves, and shiny oval cones
2.
the wood of any of these trees
Word Origin
C19: from Algonquian
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Word Origin and History for tamarack
n.

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").

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