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Princeton's WordNet

  1. culmnoun

    stem of plants of the Gramineae


  1. Culmnoun

    A German bishopric, founded in 1234.

  2. Etymology: Origin unknown, probably related to coal.


  1. culm

    Culm can refer to different things in different contexts. In botany, Culm refers to the stem of a grass or sedge. It is usually hollow and often has swollen nodes or joints. In the context of geology and mining, Culm refers to waste from anthracite coal mines, including waste rock and coal of inferior quality. So, the general definition would change depending on the context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Culmnoun

    the stalk or stem of grain and grasses (including the bamboo), jointed and usually hollow

  2. Culmnoun

    mineral coal that is not bituminous; anthracite, especially when found in small masses

  3. Culmnoun

    the waste of the Pennsylvania anthracite mines, consisting of fine coal, dust, etc., and used as fuel

  4. Etymology: [Perh. from W. cwlm knot or tie, applied to this species of coal, which is much found in balls or knots in some parts of Wales: cf. OE. culme smoke, soot.]


  1. Culm

    Culm, in botanical context, originally referred to a stem of any type of plant. It is derived from the Latin word for 'stalk' and now specifically refers to the above-ground or aerial stems of grasses and sedges.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Culm

    kulm, n. the stalk or stem of corn or of grasses.—v.i. to form a culm.—adj. Culmif′erous, having a culm. [L. culmus, a stalk.]

  2. Culm

    kulm, n. coal-dust: name given in some parts of England to anthracite or stone-coal.—adj. Culmif′erous, producing culm. [See Coom.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of culm in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of culm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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