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.

1795–1805, Americanism; compare Canadian French tamarac; assumed to be of Algonquian orig.

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tamarack (ˈtæməˌræk)
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
[C19: from Algonquian]

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N.Amer. 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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Example sentences
It's a sprawling marsh and bog-prime bird habitat-with a spruce-tamarack forest and some prairie areas.
However, some tamarack reproduction is taking place.
The tamarack swamp and boggy areas of the low ground contain interesting and unusual plants.
Most of the tamarack was rapidly logged off during early settlement to provide building materials and fire wood.
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