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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culm  \Culm\  (k[u^]lm),  n.  [L.  culmus  stalk,  stem;  akin  to 
  calamus.  See{Halm}.]  (Bot.) 
  The  stalk  or  stem  of  grain  and  grasses  (including  the 
  bamboo),  jointed  and  usually  hollow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culm  \Culm\,  n.  [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.]  (Min.) 
  a  Mineral  coal  that  is  not  bituminous;  anthracite, 
  especially  when  found  in  small  masses. 
  b  The  waste  of  the  Pennsylvania  anthracite  mines, 
  consisting  of  fine  coal,  dust,  etc.,  and  used  as  fuel.  -- 
  Raymond. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  culm 
  n  :  stem  of  plants  of  the  Gramineae 




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