Definition for HAULM, or HAUM

HAULM, or HAUM, n. [Sax. healm G. D. Sw. and Dan. halm; Fr. chaume; L. culmus, the stalk of corn. The sense is probably that which is set, or a shoot. It seems to be the W. colov, a stem or stalk, whence columna, a column.]

  1. The stem or stalk of grain, of all kinds, or of pease, beans, hops, &c.
  2. Straw; the dry stalks of corn, &c. in general.

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