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Meaning of CULM

Pronunciation:  kulm

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  stem of plants of the Gramineae
 

CULM is a 4 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: stalk, stem

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Culm\ (k[u^]lm), n. [L. culmus stalk, stem; akin to
    calamus. See{Halm}.] (Bot.)
    The stalk or stem of grain and grasses (including the
    bamboo), jointed and usually hollow.
    
    
  2. \Culm\, n. [Perh. from W. cwlm knot or tie, applied to this
    species of coal, which is much found in balls or knots in
    some parts of Wales: cf. OE. culme smoke, soot.] (Min.)
    (a) Mineral coal that is not bituminous; anthracite,
        especially when found in small masses.
    (b) The waste of the Pennsylvania anthracite mines,
        consisting of fine coal, dust, etc., and used as fuel. --
        Raymond.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An aerial stem (in grasses, sedges, rushes, etc.) which bears flowers.
 

 

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