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 The east side of the park is dominated by aspens, while the west side features the western larch, a conifer exclusive to the Inland Northwest. Justin Franz, The Know, "Have Glacier National Park to yourself," 1 Sep. 2019 The east side of the park is dominated by aspens, while the west side features the western larch, a conifer exclusive to the Inland Northwest. Justin Franz, The Know, "Have Glacier National Park to yourself," 1 Sep. 2019 The east side of the park is dominated by aspens, while the west side features the western larch, a conifer exclusive to the Inland Northwest. Justin Franz, The Know, "Have Glacier National Park to yourself," 1 Sep. 2019 The east side of the park is dominated by aspens, while the west side features the western larch, a conifer exclusive to the Inland Northwest. Justin Franz, The Know, "Have Glacier National Park to yourself," 1 Sep. 2019 The east side of the park is dominated by aspens, and the west side features the western larch, a conifer exclusive to the Inland Northwest. Justin Franz, Houston Chronicle, "Have Glacier National Park to yourself in the fall," 30 Aug. 2019 The board also approved a $165,000 plan by the Lands Department to start a seed orchard near Lewiston to provide western larch and Douglas fir seed. USA TODAY, "Record grapefruit, light rail win, Snake Road: News from around our 50 states," 29 Aug. 2019 The east side of the park is dominated by aspens, while the west side features the western larch, a conifer exclusive to the Inland Northwest. Justin Franz, Washington Post, "Enjoying Glacier National Park’s quiet season," 23 Aug. 2019 The treehouse is made from chestnut, with hazel, stag horn oak and larch nest cladding. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Kate Middleton’s Back to Nature Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show Pays Tribute to Princess Diana," 23 May 2019

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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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larch

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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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