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  • elfinwood — /el fin wood /, n. krummholz. [1900 05; ELFIN + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • elfinwood — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : krummholz * * * /el fin wood /, n. krummholz. [1900 05; ELFIN + WOOD1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • krummholz — /kroom hohlts/, n., pl. krummholz. a forest of stunted trees near the timber line on a mountain. Also called elfinwood. [1900 05; < G, equiv. to krumm crooked (OHG krumb; see CROMORNE) + Holz wood; see HOLT] * * * …   Universalium

  • elfin woodland — ▪ forest       stunted forest at high elevations in tropical wet areas. Its low, gnarled trees are heavily draped with air plants, and its floor is cushioned by mosses and other primitive plants. Elfinwood, or Krummholz, is a similar stunted… …   Universalium

  • krummholz — noun Dense low matted bushes at the tree line. Syn: elfinwood, elfin wood …   Wiktionary

  • krummholz — ˈkru̇mˌhōlts noun (plural krummholz) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: German, from krumm crooked (from Old High German krumb, krump) + holz wood, from Old High German more at crump, holt …   Useful english dictionary

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