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culm 1

 (kŭlm)
n.
The stem of a grass or similar plant.

[Latin culmus, stalk.]

culm 2

 (kŭlm)
n.
1. Waste from anthracite coal mines, consisting of fine coal, coal dust, and dirt.
2.
a. Carboniferous shale.
b. Inferior anthracite coal.

[Middle English colme, coal dust, perhaps from Old English col, coal.]

culm

(kʌlm)
n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) coal-mine waste
2. (Mining & Quarrying) inferior anthracite
[C14: probably related to coal]

culm

(kʌlm)
n
(Botany) the hollow jointed stem of a grass or sedge
[C17: from Latin culmus stalk; see haulm]

Culm

or

Culm Measures

n
(Geological Science) a formation consisting mainly of shales and sandstone deposited during the Carboniferous period in parts of Europe
[C19: from culm1]

culm1

(kʌlm)

n.
1. coal dust; slack.
2. anthracite, esp. of inferior grade.
[1300–50; Middle English colme, probably =col coal + -m suffix of uncertain meaning; compare -m in Old English fæthm fathom, wæstm growth]

culm2

(kʌlm)

n.
1. a stem or stalk, esp. the jointed and usu. hollow stem of grasses.
v.i.
2. to grow or develop into a culm.
[1650–60; < Latin culmus stalk; akin to calamus, haulm]

culm

(kŭlm)
The stem of a grass or similar plant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.culm - stem of plants of the Gramineaeculm - stem of plants of the Gramineae  
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
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The auricles wrapped the culm, with long attenuated trichomes at the edges; the base was surrounded by oblong cells.
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Bamboo is considered a green product because it can be harvested in as little as six years (though some cut as early as three years), and once a plant is cut, it can produce another culm, making it possible to harvest the same plant over and over.
The objectives were to compare the structure of otate populations at different harvesting levels, in order to evaluate the changes occurred due to management and to obtain the best prediction factor for culm production.
As sunlight, warmth and rain increase, new shoots appear through out the grove, roughly two shoots for each existing culm.