krummholz

Pronounced: KROOM-holts, noun

Notes: I’ve seen these, but didn’t know the name for it


Yesterday’s word

The word eolian means “of, caused, affected, or related to, wind”

First usage

The word showed up in English in the early 1600s

Background / Comments

Our word has an alternate spelling (aeolian), which is a clue to its origin: it comes from Aeolus – the Greek god of winds as well as the king of the floating island Aeolia.

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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