knur

noun
\ ˈnər How to pronounce knur (audio) \

Definition of knur

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

First Known Use of knur

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for knur

Middle English knorre; akin to Middle High German knorre burl

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“Knur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knur. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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