doddard

This is truly one of the oddest words I have ever had the pleasure of accidentally discovering. The discovery actually came from a typo. 😛 I’m no longer sure what I was actually searching for that day, but this word has stayed with me since then.

Doddard is a tree that is missing its top branches through rot or decay.

Strangely specific, isn’t it? What are trees missing its top branches not through rot or decay called? What about trees, through rot or decay, that are missing only its lower branches? Do those even exist?

And now that we’re on this topic… Is there a name for trees that resemble human faces?

Want to read more about other uncommon words? 🙂 See the Interesting Words page.

Sources:
Collins Dictionary

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