culm

2
[kuhlm]
verb (used without object)
  1. to grow or develop into a culm.

Origin of culm

2
1650–60; < Latin culmus stalk; akin to calamus, haulm
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British Dictionary definitions for culming

culm

1
noun mining
  1. coal-mine waste
  2. inferior anthracite

Word Origin for culm

C14: probably related to coal

culm

2
noun
  1. the hollow jointed stem of a grass or sedge

Word Origin for culm

C17: from Latin culmus stalk; see haulm

Culm

Culm Measures

noun
  1. a formation consisting mainly of shales and sandstone deposited during the Carboniferous period in parts of Europe

Word Origin for Culm

C19: from culm 1
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culming in Science

culm

[kŭlm]
  1. The stem of a grass or similar plant.
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