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Definition of "tamarack" [tam•a•rack]

  • A deciduous North American larch tree (Larix laricina) having short needles borne on spur shoots. (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 "tamarack" in a sentence
  • "This hanging lichen is most often found in tamarack and spruce thickets but can adhere to the limbs of deciduous trees in deeply shaded areas."
  • "What Ware had said about the hills of his youth, the woods, the word tamarack that he had dropped carelessly, touched chords of memory as lightly as a breeze vibrates a wind harp."
  • "The tamarack is very common about the marshy grounds of this county, attaining its full height in our neighborhood."