Definition of hackmatack in English:

hackmatack

Syllabification: hack·ma·tack
Pronunciation: /ˈhakməˌtak
 
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noun

  • Any of a number of North American coniferous trees, in particular the tamarack.
    More example sentences
    • The time has come for the hackmatacks to turn golden before shedding their needles for the winter.
    • Here, among the alders and young hackmatacks, at the foot of the apple tree, Lennie had dug a beautiful hole, five feet long, three feet wide, three feet deep.
    • There is also oak, and maple, beech and hackmatacks.

Origin

late 18th century: perhaps from Western Abnaki akemantak 'snowshoe-conifer'.

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