[ nur ]
/ nɜr /


a knotty or hard protuberance or growth, as on a tree.

Origin of knur

1350–1400; Middle English knorre, knor; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Middle High German knorre Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for knur


knurr knar

/ (nɜː) /


a knot or protuberance in a tree trunk or in wood

Word Origin for knur

C16 knor; related to Middle High German knorre knot; compare knar
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