Definition of hackmatack in English:

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hackmatack

Pronunciation: /ˈhakmətak/

noun

Any of a number of North American coniferous trees, in particular the tamarack.
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.

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