Etymology
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tamarack (n.)

also tamarac, North American black larch, 1805, probably of Algonquian origin (compare synonymous hackmatack, 1792, from a source akin to Abenaki akemantak "a kind of supple wood used for making snowshoes"), but the etymology is unclear.

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Definitions of tamarack

tamarack (n.)
medium-sized larch of Canada and northern United States including Alaska having a broad conic crown and rust-brown scaly bark;
Synonyms: American larch / black larch / Larix laricina
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