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larch

[lahrch] /lɑrtʃ/
noun
1.
any coniferous tree of the genus Larix, yielding a tough durable wood.
2.
the wood of such a tree.
Origin of larch
1540-1550
1540-50; earlier larche < Middle High GermanLatin laric- (stem of larix) larch
Related forms
larcher, adjective
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Examples from the Web for larch
Historical Examples
  • They adhere to the tree throughout the year, while the leaves of the larch and cypress shed in the fall.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • I remarked the beech and larch seemed to get beyond the rest.

    A Tour in Ireland Arthur Young
  • Construction: diagonal principle, Dantzic oak without, horizontal planking of Italian larch.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • In one spot there were some that resembled English larch, and these were almost bare.

    The Long Portage Harold Bindloss
  • It was only eight o'clock when he came by the larch Hill earth, and examined the marks outside.

    Lives of the Fur Folk M. D. Haviland
  • The result is apparent in the rate of growth after the larch has passed its youth.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • For the rustic pillars of the portico G (Fig. 145) nothing will be more suitable than larch poles about 4½ in.

    Rustic Carpentry Paul N. Hasluck
  • The plants included in this section, with the exception of the larch, are evergreens.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • A new railroad touched it at one edge, and real-estate dealers left off fighting about larch Avenue.

    Hope Mills Amanda M. Douglas
  • The leaves resemble those of the larch, but they are not deciduous.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
British Dictionary definitions for larch

larch

/lɑːtʃ/
noun
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
Word Origin
C16: from German Lärche, ultimately from Latin larix
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Word Origin and History for larch
n.

1540s, from German Lärche, from Middle High German larche, from Old High German *larihha, from Latin larix (genitive laricis), probably a loan-word from an Alpine Gaulish language, corresponding phonetically to Old Celtic *darik- "oak" (see Druid and tree).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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larch in Technology

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)].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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