tamarack

noun
tam·​a·​rack | \ˈta-mə-ˌrak, 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

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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 The findings were that trees already at the southern end of their range will do poorly — including balsam fir, aspen, white spruce and tamarack. John Myers, Twin Cities, "Many northern forest species threatened by climate change, study finds," 11 Mar. 2017 One section that draws wedding parties and photographers every year: the unusual conifers called tamarack trees. Frank S. Abderholden, chicagotribune.com, "Volo: Cars, nature, camping and more," 13 June 2017 Danielson recalled how the upper-level floor was supported by 12-inch tamarack logs, hand-hewn by his father. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "With no insurance, a burned home, Table Rock Fire victim still wants an apology," 27 June 2017 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. Ned Rozell, Alaska Dispatch News, "A walk along Alaska’s oil pipeline reveals a changed landscape," 24 June 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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