- waste material from coal screenings or washings
- fine pieces of anthracite coal
Origin of culmnorthern British dialect, dialectal ; from Middle English colme, culme ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old English col, coal + uncertain or unknown; perhaps suffix as in fæthm, fathom
the jointed stem of various grasses, usually hollow
Origin of culmClassical Latin culmus, a stalk, stem ; from Indo-European an unverified form kolemos from source Classical Greek kalamos, reed, German halm, blade (of grass)
to grow or develop into a culm
The stem of a grass or similar plant.
Origin of culmLatin culmus, stalk.
- Waste from anthracite coal mines, consisting of fine coal, coal dust, and dirt.
- a. Carboniferous shale.b. Inferior anthracite coal.
Origin of culmMiddle English colme, coal dust, perhaps from Old English col, coal.
(countable and uncountable, plural culms)
Borrowed from Latin culmus.