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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
1540-1550
1540-50; earlier larche < Middle High GermanLatin laric- (stem of larix) larch
Related forms
larcher, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for larches

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 larches

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).

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