haulm

noun
\ ˈhȯm How to pronounce haulm (audio) \

Definition of haulm

: the stems or tops of crop plants (such as peas or potatoes) especially after the crop has been gathered

First Known Use of haulm

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haulm

Middle English halm, from Old English healm; akin to Old High German halm stem, Latin culmus stalk, Greek kalamos reed

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“Haulm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haulm. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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