- 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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Historical Examples of halm
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
- a variant spelling of haulm
- 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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