Culm meaning

kŭlm
Waste from anthracite coal mines, consisting of fine coal, coal dust, and dirt.
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Waste material from coal screenings or washings.
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The stem of a grass or similar plant.
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Fine pieces of anthracite coal.
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The jointed stem of various grasses, usually hollow.
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To grow or develop into a culm.
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The stem of a grass or similar plant.
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Waste coal, used as a poor quality fuel; slack.
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Anthracite, especially when found in small masses.
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(botany) The stem of a plant, especially of grass or sedge.
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A German bishopric, founded in 1234.
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Origin of culm

  • Middle English colme coal dust perhaps from Old English col coal
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin culmus stalk
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Perhaps related to coal. Perhaps from Welsh cwlm (“knot or tie”), applied to this species of coal, which is much found in balls or knots in some parts of Wales: compare Old English culme.
    From Wiktionary
  • Borrowed from Latin culmus.
    From Wiktionary