knur

noun

: a hard excrescence (as on a tree trunk) : gnarl

Word History

Etymology

Middle English knorre; akin to Middle High German knorre burl

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of knur was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near knur

Cite this Entry

“Knur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knur. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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