culm

2
[kuhlm]

noun

a stem or stalk, especially the jointed and usually hollow stem of grasses.

verb (used without object)

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

coal-mine waste
inferior anthracite

Word Origin for culm

C14: probably related to coal

culm

2

noun

the hollow jointed stem of a grass or sedge

Word Origin for culm

C17: from Latin culmus stalk; see haulm

Culm

Culm Measures

noun

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]

The stem of a grass or similar plant.
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