larch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n larch any of numerous conifers of the genus Larix all having deciduous needlelike leaves
    • n larch wood of a larch tree
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Siberian larch accounts for more than 20% of all the worlds trees.
    • n Larch lärch (Bot) A genus of coniferous trees, having deciduous leaves, in fascicles (see Illust. of Fascicle).The European larch is Larix Europæa. The American or black larch is Larix Americana, the hackmatack or tamarack. The trees are generally of a drooping, graceful appearance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n larch Any coniferous tree of the genus Larix. The common larch of Europe, L. Europæa, is native in the Alps and their vicinity and is frequently cultivated in England and the United States. It is of an elegant, conical growth, and its wood is tough, buoyant, elastic, and extremely durable. The tree yields Venetian turpentine, and its bark is used in tanning and dyeing. The American or black larch is L. Americana, the tamarack or hackmatack. The larch of northwestern America is L. occidentalis. The Chinese or golden larch is L. (Pseudolarix) Kæmpferi. The Himalayan larch, L. Griffithii, yields a soft but durable timber. The Corsican larch is Pinus Laricio.
    • n larch A commercial name for the lumber of the noble fir, Abies nobilis. See noble fir.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Larch lärch a genus (Larix) of coniferous trees, distinct from firs (Abies), with perfectly erect and regularly tapering stem, small branches, numerous small leaves deciduous and clustered, growing rapidly, and yielding good timber.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OE. larege,Cotgrave), It. larice, Sp. larice, alerce, G. lärche,; all fr. L. larix, -icis, Gr. la`rix
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. larix.

Usage

In literature:

To the left was a wood of larches.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
Otherwise, put three posts (larch or oak) to form a triangle round the tree.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
At intervals, a few stunted larches were outlined against the everlasting snows.
"Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century" by W. H. Davenport Adams
Under a low hanging larch tree was a bed of boughs, and on it lay Francezka, sleeping.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell
The wood is principally larch, with minor portions of chestnut and pine.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
It is sold to some extent under the name of larch or mixed with inferior grades of fir and hemlock.
"The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park" by Grenville F. Allen
When they had finished the Shaw was empty except for old Hobden stamping through the larches.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
Elm Road, and round by the larches.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Larix europaea (Common Larch) pendula.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook
May sitting beside her looked dark as a pine tree against an April larch.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
The larch and the garden beyond were misty to her eyes.
"Man and Maid" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
These will be succeeded by the larch, the fir, the pine, the birch, and their companions.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
Turner, again, is the only old herbalist who refers to the old and widespread belief that larch was fire-proof.
"The Old English Herbals" by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
On a ridge thereby grow birches with a silvery bark, and the soft green of the larch mingles with the dark green fir.
"The Wonderful Visit" by Herbert George Wells
The autumn wind moaned in the larches, and brought down with every gust a shower of fine prickly rain.
"The Undying Past" by Hermann Sudermann
Yet, on this same land, has his lordship planted many acres of larches and firs.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
The path that I was following led downwards through a larch plantation to Flurry's back gate.
"Some Experiences of an Irish R.M." by E. OE. Somerville
The Larch is naturally a tree of the mountains, and ascends to a greater elevation even than the Spruce Fir.
"Wayside and Woodland Trees" by Edward Step
This was Felix Larch, one of the best known of the metropolitan critics, notorious as a play-killer.
"She Buildeth Her House" by Will Comfort
For the way to this place of larches bristles with happy memories.
"In the Mountains" by Elizabeth von Arnim
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In poetry:

Long aisles of larches stretch away,
Mysterious, dim;
And in their branches breezes play
A solemn hymn.
"A Summer Day" by Mary Webb
Hail! once again, that sweet strong note!
Loud on my loftiest larch,
Thou quaverest with thy mottled throat,
Brave minstrel of bleak March!
"A March Minstrel" by Alfred Austin
The birds are hushed; alone the wind,
That through the woodland searches,
The red-oak's lingering leaves can find,
And yellow plumes of larches.
"St. Martin's Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I rise from larch-log hearth, and, lone,
Gaze on the spears of serried rain,
That faster, nigher, still are blown,
Then stream adown the window pane.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
We have trod from the threshold of turbulent March,
Till the green scarf of April is hung on the larch,
And down the bright hillside that welcomes the day,
We hear the warm panting of beautiful May.
"At The Close Of A Course Of Lectures" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
From rich and rural Worcester, where through the calm repose
Of cultured vales and fringing woods the gentle Nashua flows,
To where Wachuset's wintry blasts the mountain larches stir,
Swelled up to Heaven the thrilling cry of 'God save Latimer!'
"Massachusetts To Virginia" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

In our valley and the mountains nearby, the brilliant hues of maples, cottonwoods, mountain ash, aspens, larches and huckleberries are abundant.
Fire District 3 responded to a brush fire near Larch Corrections Center.
Larch Mountain Road gate at milepost 10.
County closes Larch Mountain Road for winter.
The Multnomah County Transportation installed a snow gate for Larch Mountain Road on Monday at milepost 10, closing off the last 4.5 miles of the road for the winter.
Snow gates and warning signs on Larch Mountain Rd.
Larch Mountain Road in eastern Multnomah County will be closing Wednesday morning for the winter.
Larch Mountain Road Reopened.
Multnomah County removed the heavy-duty snow gates on Larch Mountain Road and reopened the road at milepost 10.
Terry Richard/The Oregonian Washington's Larch Mountain is next to the more famous Silver Star Mountain and shares some of the same views of Mount Hood.
A special-education teacher, Todd Larche waits for his job interview at DC Alternative Learning Academy.
Third in a series chronicling the Larches of New Orleans as they rebuild their lives in the Washington area.
304 Larch Ave Bogota, NJ, 07603.
The walkabout kicks off at the Porter Building on the corner of Third and Anthes streets at Island Pilates Center, with Leslie Larch.
Karol Dietrich/Special to the Oregonian Artist Bruce Zick at work in his Larch Mountain studio.
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In science:

The multivariate LARCH(∞) models introduced by Doukhan et al. are extensions of the univariate LARCH(∞) models of Giraits et al. .
Asymptotic normality of the Quasi Maximum Likelihood Estimator for multidimensional causal processes
Can we further clarify the role that concepts and relations have in reasoning about requirements? There is an important difference between R EMs such as KAO S, Tropos, Techne, i* and Formal Methods such as Z and Larch.
Requirements Engineering Methods: A Classification Framework and Research Challenges
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