haulm

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haulm was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Haulm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haulm. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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