from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A deciduous North American larch tree (Larix laricina) having short needles borne on spur shoots.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several North American larches, of the genus Larix; the wood from such a tree
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The American larch; also, the larch of Oregon and British Columbia (Larix occidentalis). See hackmatack, and larch.
- n. The black pine (Pinus Murrayana) of Alaska, California, etc. It is a small tree with fine-grained wood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The black or American larch, or hackmatack, Larix Americana, found in moist uplands in British America, and of less size massed in cool swamps in the northern United States.
- n. The abundant black or ridge-pole pine, Pinus Murrayana, of the Sierras and dry gravelly interior regions of western North America. The allied Pinus contorta, or scrub-pine, of the coast may be also included under the name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. medium-sized larch of Canada and northern United States including Alaska having a broad conic crown and rust-brown scaly bark
Canadian French tamarac, probably of Algonquian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Believed to derive from an Algonquian word. (Wiktionary)