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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.
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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 20-km length of the river is now planted to 10,000 bamboo culms and practically transformed into a 'bambusetum,' or a bamboo garden planted to around 40 bamboo species, the Dendrocalamus asper (giant bamboo) and Bambusa blumeana (kawayan tinik) among them leading the count.
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The bamboo culms harvested from cultivated clumps in villages around the Jeli district, Kelantan, Malaysia.
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When a bamboo flowers, most of the leaves are replaced by flowers, transpiration stops, the plant lives on reserves and then all the culms (stems) die.
Physical characteristics and anatomical properties of cultivated bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris Schrad) culms.
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