larch

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noun \ˈlärch\

Definition of larch

  1. :  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 and Etymology of larch

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


Larch

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geographical name \ˈlärch\

Definition of Larch

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


LARCH Defined for English Language Learners

larch

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Definition of larch for English Language Learners

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


LARCH Defined for Kids

larch

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noun \ˈlärch\

Definition of larch for Students

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



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