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 Instead of trekking into the forests of Canada, a birder can fly into the Duluth airport and within an hour be in the old-growth tamarack and black spruce bogs, which the owls favor. Richard Chin, Star Tribune, "For American birders seeking rare owls, Minnesota in winter is a hot destination," 31 Mar. 2021 While getting some outdoor exercise, participants will see tamarack trees, a type of deciduous pine, floating on a mat of sphagnum moss, according to naturalist Stacy Iwanicki, who leads the walks. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, "Lake County region offers opportunities for outdoor ice skating, hiking," 21 Dec. 2020 They are made with tamarack interiors and have heat, electricity and Wi-Fi, as well as an outdoor food prep counter, fire ring and table. Star Tribune, "Minnesota briefs: Winona County Board approves plan for $19 million jail," 26 Dec. 2020 One conifer that is not an evergreen is the tamarack tree, which grows in northern regions including at Volo Bog State Natural Area. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, "Lake County’s aromatic evergreens beckon in winter," 24 Dec. 2020 By the time winter sets in, all the green needles of the tamarack have fallen, and won’t return until spring. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, "Lake County’s aromatic evergreens beckon in winter," 24 Dec. 2020 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

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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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9 Apr 2021

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“Tamarack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tamarack. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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