haulm definition by Webster's New World
- the stalks or stems of cultivated cereal plants, beans, peas, etc., esp. after the crop has been gathered
- straw or hay used for thatching, bedding, etc.
- a stem of grass or grain
Origin: Middle English halm ; from Old English healm, halm, straw, akin to German halm ; from Indo-European an unverified form olemos, reed, cane from source Classical Greek kalamos, Classical Latin culmus
haulm definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Chiefly British
Origin: Middle English halm, straw, from Old English healm.