drunken trees

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By analogy to the stumbling gait of a person who is drunk on alcohol.

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drunken trees pl (plural only)

  1. (forestry) (A stand of) trees displaced from their normal vertical alignment, especially due to thermokarst.
    Drunken trees leaning in random directions are often found in spruce forests where discontinuous permafrost has melted.

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