noun \ˈlärch\

: a type of tree that is related to the pines and that drops its needles in the winter

Full Definition of LARCH

:  any of a genus (Larix) of northern hemisphere trees of the pine family with short fascicled deciduous leaves; also :  the wood of a larch

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Origin of LARCH

probably from German Lärche, from Middle High German lerche, from Latin laric-, larix
First Known Use: 1548

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geographical name \ˈlärch\

Definition of LARCH

river 270 miles (434 kilometers) Canada in W Quebec flowing NE to unite with the Caniapiskau forming Koksoak River


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of about 10–12 species of coniferous trees that make up the genus Larix of the pine family, native to cool temperate and sub-Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Though the larch has the pyramid shape typical of conifers, it sheds its short, light-green, needlelike leaves in autumn. The most widespread North American larch, the tamarack, or eastern larch (L. laricina), matures in 100–200 years, may grow 40–100 ft (12–30 m) tall, and has gray to reddish-brown bark. Coarse-grained, strong, hard, and heavy, larch wood is useful in ship construction and for telephone poles, mine timbers, and railroad ties.


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