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any tree of the genus Larix, conifers of the family Pinaceae (pine family), which are unusual in that they are not evergreen. The various species are widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Larix laricina. A larch and a member of the pine family; it has an erect narrowly pyramidal habit, and grows in wet and moist soils in the northeastern United States, west to the Lake States and across Canada to Alaska; used for railroad ties, posts, sills, and boats. Also known as hackmarack.
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A fine-textured, strong, hard, straight-grained wood of a coniferous tree; heavier than most softwoods.
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