tam·​a·​rack | \ ˈta-mə-ˌrak How to pronounce tamarack (audio) , ˈtam-rak \

Definition of tamarack

1 : any of several American larches especially : a larch (Larix laricina) of northern North America that inhabits usually moist or wet areas
2 : the wood of a tamarack

Examples of tamarack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of the horse cases occurred near tamarack bogs or hardwood swamps in northern and eastern Minnesota. John Myers, Twin Cities, "Another deadly mosquito-borne disease is found in Minnesota grouse," 23 Nov. 2019 Eastern larch beetle, which attacks tamarack trees. Bob Shaw, Twin Cities, "U of M center battles hungry invasives," 2 Dec. 2019 Which returns me to today’s topic: tamarack, also known as larch. Bonnie Blodgett, Twin Cities, "Bonnie Blodgett: Living and (hands-on) learning with my Japanese larch," 16 Nov. 2019 In some ways, the setting feels like Up North, with perennials lining the sidewalks, tamarack trees scattered across the grounds and at least a gentle breeze even in the dead of summer. Freep.com, "She was prostituting, pregnant, doing drugs by 14. Now, Taylor girl fights to save her own life.," 1 Nov. 2019 Monstrous tamarack and cedar beams used to create the retreat still give it a feeling of rustic splendor. Sharyn Alden, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Northwoods lodges offer a nostalgic getaway," 18 May 2018 The small natural tract still contains all of southern Michigan’s principal forest types, including tamarack, cedar, beech-maple, oak-hickory and mixed hardwood. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, "History and nature meet at Haven Hill in metro Detroit," 18 Apr. 2018 Look for the golden hue of the tamarack on one of the swales (low points) late in the fall. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Waterfalls, bluffs and a Great Lake: 3 fall drives in Wisconsin," 9 Oct. 2017 The bog has large areas of cedar-tamarack swamp forest, marshes, hardwoods and deep and shallow bog lakes. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cedarburg Bog is a rare habitat for southeastern Wisconsin," 7 July 2017

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First Known Use of tamarack

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tamarack

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10 Feb 2020

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“Tamarack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tamarack. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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