larch

[lahrch]
noun
1.
any coniferous tree of the genus Larix, yielding a tough durable wood.
2.
the wood of such a tree.

Origin:
1540–50; earlier larche < Middle High GermanLatin laric- (stem of larix) larch

larcher, adjective
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larch (lɑːtʃ)
 
n
1.  any coniferous tree of the genus Larix, having deciduous needle-like leaves and egg-shaped cones: family Pinaceae
2.  the wood of any of these trees
 
[C16: from German Lärche, ultimately from Latin larix]

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larch
1548, from Ger. Lärche, from M.H.G. larche, from O.H.G. *larihha, from L. larix (gen. laricis), probably a loan-word from an Alpine Gaulish language, corresponding phonetically to O.Celt. *darik- "oak" (see Druid and tree).
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Larch definition


The Larch Project develops aids for formal specifications. Each Larch specification has two components: an interface containing predicates written in the LIL (Larch Interface Language) designed for the target language and a 'trait' containing assertions about the predicates written in LSL, the Larch Shared Language common to all.
["The Larch Family of Specification Languages", J. Guttag et al, IEEE Trans Soft Eng 2(5):24-365 (Sep 1985)].
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In the fall, the colorful western larch forests are quite a sight as you take a stroll on a day hike.
Alpine larch does best where granite is the bedrock.
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