Definition of alerce in English:

alerce

Syllabification: a·ler·ce
Pronunciation: /əˈlərsə
 
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noun

  • A cypress tree that is valued for its timber.
    • Several species in the family Cupressaceae, in particular the sandarac tree (Tetraclinis articulata) of southern Spain and northwestern Africa, from which the resin sandarac is obtained
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    • The Edenic Río Manso Valley, at the southern tip of South America, is pure Patagonia - high, open country surrounded by ancient alerce forests (think redwoods) and populated by gauchos and trout.
    • Although the alerce (larch) is the dominant tree, the park also has other species.
    • The alerce is unique to the coastal temperate rainforests of southern Chile and the mountains of western Argentina.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Spanish, 'larch'.

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