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
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Danielson recalled how the upper-level floor was supported by 12-inch tamarack logs, hand-hewn by his father.
Like the spruce, tamaracks have come back in a big way, with healthy young trees now lining the border of the pipeline road through swampy sections of the Interior.
One section that draws wedding parties and photographers every year: the unusual conifers called tamarack trees.
The findings were that trees already at the southern end of their range will do poorly — including balsam fir, aspen, white spruce and tamarack.
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Origin and Etymology of tamarack
First Known Use: 1805See Words from the same year
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