stems or stalks collectively, as of grain or of peas, beans, or hops, especially as used for litter or thatching.
a single stem or stalk.
Origin of haulm
before 900; Middle English halm, Old English healm; cognate with Dutch, German halm, Old Norse halmr; akin to Latin culmus stalk, Greek kálamos reed
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Nevertheless, Halm presented a claim for 40 florins to Artaria for the work, and was paid.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume III (of 3)
Alexander Wheelock Thayer
A halm of wheat, brought hither God knows whence, was playing the lonely dandy.Lectures on Russian Literature
the stems or stalks of beans, peas, potatoes, grasses, etc, collectively, as used for thatching, bedding, etc
a single stem of such a plant
Word Origin for haulm
Old English healm; related to Old Norse halmr, Old High German halm stem, straw, Latin culmus stalk, Greek kalamos reed, Old Slavonic slama straw
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