Pronounced: spang, adv
Notes: I don’t often hear this word; most people use an alternative
The word krummholz means “stunted trees near the timber line on a mountain”
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.