Friday, February 06, 2009

Word for today

wind·throw: (noun) the uprooting and overthrowing of trees by the wind
Pronunciation: \ˈwin(d)-ˌthrō\

In forestry, windthrow refers to trees uprooted or overthrown by wind. By extension, sometimes used to refer to associated things, such as the ground-hole left by the windthrown tree. Breakage of the tree bole instead of uprooting is sometimes called windsnap. --,, etc.

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