Words I Love 011 – Gnarled

My latest favourite word…goes particularly well with this week’s photo blog – ‘Trees’.

gnarled

nɑːld/

adjective
adjective: gnarled
  1. knobbly, rough, and twisted, especially with age.
    “the gnarled old oak tree”
    synonyms: knobbly, knotty, knotted, gnarly, lumpy, bumpy, nodular, rough; More

    twisted, bent, crooked, distorted, contorted;
    rareknurled, nodulous, nodose
    “the gnarled trunk of an old crab-apple tree”
    twisted, bent, arthritic, misshapen;
    archaicwry
    “his gnarled hands”
Origin
early 17th century: variant of knarled, from knar.
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