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culm2

[kuhlm] /kʌlm/
noun
1.
a stem or stalk, especially the jointed and usually hollow stem of grasses.
verb (used without object)
2.
to grow or develop into a culm.
Origin of culm2
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin culmus stalk; akin to calamus, haulm
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British Dictionary definitions for culming

culm1

/kʌlm/
noun (mining)
1.
coal-mine waste
2.
inferior anthracite
Word Origin
C14: probably related to coal

culm2

/kʌlm/
noun
1.
the hollow jointed stem of a grass or sedge
Word Origin
C17: from Latin culmus stalk; see haulm

Culm

noun
1.
a formation consisting mainly of shales and sandstone deposited during the Carboniferous period in parts of Europe
Word Origin
C19: from culm1
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culming in Science
culm
  (kŭlm)   
The stem of a grass or similar plant.
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