larch

larch [lärch]
n.
[early modern Ger larche (Ger lärche) < L larix]
1. any of a genus (Larix) of trees of the pine family, found in cold and temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, bearing cones and needlelike leaves that are shed annually
2. the tough wood of this tree

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  • Larch — (l[aum]rch), n. [Cf. OE. larege (Cotgrave), It. larice, Sp. larice, alerce, G. l[ a]rche; all fr. L. larix, icis, Gr. la rix.] (Bot.) A genus of coniferous trees, having deciduous leaves, in fascicles (see Illust. of {Fascicle}). Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Larch — ist der Name folgender Personen: John Larch (1914–2005), US amerikanischer Schauspieler Josef Larch (1930–2011), Österreichischer Bergsteiger Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • larch — [la:tʃ US la:rtʃ] n [U and C] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: larix] a tree that looks like a ↑pine tree but drops its leaves in winter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • larch — [ lartʃ ] noun count a tree that has thin sharp leaves called needles that fall in the winter and produces brown fruits called cones …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • larch — 1548, from Ger. Lärche, from M.H.G. larche, from O.H.G. *larihha, from L. larix (gen. laricis), probably a loan word from an Alpine Gaulish language, corresponding phonetically to O.Celt. *darik oak (see DRUID (Cf. Druid) and TREE (Cf. tree)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • larch — ► NOUN ▪ a northern coniferous tree with bunches of deciduous bright green needles and tough wood. ORIGIN High German larche, from Latin larix …   English terms dictionary

  • Larch — Taxobox name = Larch image width = 240px image caption = Larix decidua in autumn regnum = Plantae divisio = Pinophyta classis = Pinopsida ordo = Pinales familia = Pinaceae genus = Larix genus authority = Philip Miller subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

  • larch — larcher, adj. /lahrch/, n. 1. any coniferous tree of the genus Larix, yielding a tough durable wood. 2. the wood of such a tree. [1540 50; earlier larche < MHG L laric (s. of larix) larch] * * * Any of about 10–12 species of coniferous trees that …   Universalium

  • larch — ex·i·larch; ex·i·larch·ate; larch; larch·en; phy·larch; …   English syllables

  • larch — UK [lɑː(r)tʃ] / US [lɑrtʃ] noun [countable] Word forms larch : singular larch plural larches a tree with thin sharp leaves called needles that fall in the winter. Larches produce brown fruits called cones …   English dictionary

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