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Meaning of CULM

Pronunciation:  kulm

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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. --
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An aerial stem (in grasses, sedges, rushes, etc.) which bears flowers.