larch

noun
\ ˈlärch How to pronounce larch (audio) \

Definition of larch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Larch

geographical name
\ ˈlärch How to pronounce Larch (audio) \

Definition of Larch (Entry 2 of 2)

river 270 miles (434 kilometers) long in western Quebec, Canada, flowing northeast to unite with the Caniapiskau River forming the Koksoak River

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Noun

In the meaning defined above

Examples of larch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Overhead, Japanese larch created a canopy for the sugar maples, which are a prime indicator species for ginseng. Emily Cataneo/undark, Popular Science, "Appalachia’s ginseng goldmine may not last much longer," 9 Nov. 2020 Overhead, Japanese larch created a canopy for the sugar maples, which are a prime indicator species for ginseng. Emily Cataneo/undark, Popular Science, "Appalachia’s ginseng goldmine may not last much longer," 9 Nov. 2020 Overhead, Japanese larch created a canopy for the sugar maples, which are a prime indicator species for ginseng. Emily Cataneo/undark, Popular Science, "Appalachia’s ginseng goldmine may not last much longer," 9 Nov. 2020 Overhead, Japanese larch created a canopy for the sugar maples, which are a prime indicator species for ginseng. Emily Cataneo/undark, Popular Science, "Appalachia’s ginseng goldmine may not last much longer," 9 Nov. 2020 Overhead, Japanese larch created a canopy for the sugar maples, which are a prime indicator species for ginseng. Emily Cataneo/undark, Popular Science, "Appalachia’s ginseng goldmine may not last much longer," 9 Nov. 2020 Overhead, Japanese larch created a canopy for the sugar maples, which are a prime indicator species for ginseng. Emily Cataneo, Wired, "A Plan to Save Appalachia's Wild Ginseng," 7 Nov. 2020 The forest began abruptly, a wall of pine and larch. Erin Craig, National Geographic, "Where reindeer roam: Life among Mongolia’s nomadic herders," 28 July 2020 It’s most likely a larch, almost certainly somewhere in central Siberia—but that’s too large a region to search in a single expedition. Craig Welch, National Geographic, "The tree at the bottom of the world—and the wind-blasted trek to find it," 7 July 2020

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First Known Use of larch

Noun

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for larch

Noun

probably from German Lärche, from Middle High German lerche, from Latin laric-, larix

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The first known use of larch was in 1548

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9 Jan 2021

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“Larch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larch. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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larch

noun
How to pronounce Larch (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of larch

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

larch

noun
\ ˈlärch How to pronounce larch (audio) \

Kids Definition of larch

: a tree related to the pine that sheds its needles each fall

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