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krummholz

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noun krumm·holz \ˈkru̇m-ˌhōlts\

Definition of krummholz

plural

krummholz

  1. :  stunted forest characteristic of timberline



Origin and Etymology of krummholz

German, from krumm crooked + Holz wood


First Known Use: 1903


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