Pronounced: spang, adv

Notes: I don’t often hear this word; most people use an alternative

Yesterday’s word

The word krummholz means “stunted trees near the timber line on a mountain”

First usage

This word came into English in the 1900s (by which I mean 1900-1909)

Background / Comments

Another word of German origin; it is the combining of krumm (crooked) with Holz (wood). I’ve been on mountains above the timber line, and I remember stunted trees in the area, but I didn’t know that there was a word for them.

Published by Richard

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

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