larix

noun
lar·​ix | \ ˈla(a)rə̇ks \

Definition of larix

1 capitalized : a genus of trees (family Pinaceae) that are widely distributed in the north temperate zone and have deciduous foliage in clusters of acicular leaves of different lengths on short lateral spurs or scattered singly on the terminal shoots, solitary staminate flowers, and persistent cone scales — compare pseudolarix
2 plural -es : a tree of the genus Larix

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New Latin, from Latin, larch

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“Larix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larix. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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