Definition of tamarack in English:


Syllabification: tam·a·rack
Pronunciation: /ˈtaməˌrak


A slender North American larch.
  • Larix laricina, family Pinaceae
More example sentences
  • The forests include such conifers as red spruce, black spruce, white spruce, balsam fir, red pine, jack pine, eastern white pine, tamarack, eastern white cedar, and eastern hemlock.
  • Now the slender spires of tamarack and balsam fir dominated a scraggly forest, while impenetrable-looking layers of hardy shrubs filled the understorey.
  • Some characteristic tree species are black spruce, white spruce, tamarack, balsam poplar, dwarf birch, paper birch, shining willow, Bebb willow, and trembling aspen.


early 19th century: from Canadian French tamarac, probably of Algonquian origin.

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