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Word of the Day 04/21/18 Krummholz

Krummholz (noun)
krummholz [kroo m-hohlts]


noun, plural krummholz.
1. a forest of stunted trees near the timber line on a mountain.

Also called elfinwood.


Origin: 1900-05; < German, equivalent to krumm crooked ( Old High German krumb; see cromorne ) + Holz wood; see holt

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