Believed to derive from an Algonquian word.
In the 19th century, some authorities questioned if tacamahac, tamarack, and hackmatack could be cognate to one another, perhaps all corruptions of one term, but such cognancy is unlikely.
tamarack (plural tamaracks)
- Any of several North American larches, of the genus Larix; the wood from such a tree
- ^ “tamarack” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
- ^ 1902, Journal of American Folklore, volume 15, page 260