from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See balsam poplar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A larch, a tree of the species Larix laricina.
- n. A balsam poplar, a tree of the species Populus balsamifera.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The American larch (Larix Americana), a coniferous tree with slender deciduous leaves; also, its heavy, close-grained timber. Called also tamarack.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The American larch, Larix Americana: called tamarack in the northwestern lumber-regions. See larch. Sometimes hackmetack.
- n. The juniper, Juniperus communis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaves
Earlier hakmantak, hacmontac, perhaps from Western Abenaki.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Believed to derive from Abenaki, though no specific etymon has been found. The term is first attested in the 1760s–90s, when it was spelled hakmantak and referred to dense forest. (Wiktionary)