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Definition of "larch" []

  • Any of several deciduous, coniferous trees of the genus Larix, having needlelike leaves clustered on short shoots and heavy, durable wood. (noun)
  • The wood of these trees. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "larch" in a sentence
  • "Our deciduous evergreens tamaracks, also called larch and hackmatack are filling in with fresh bright needles, some white water-flower was blooming spikes out in the bog, and white lady-slipper orchids bloomed right at the edge of the road."
  • "A gum called larch-tree sulphur, chewed by both natives and settlers, is also obtained from these forests."
  • "My larch is a weeping variety that has been trained to grow in an upward spiral."