1. the stalks or stems of cultivated cereal plants, beans, peas, etc., esp. after the crop has been gathered
2. straw or hay used for thatching, bedding, etc.
3. a stem of grass or grain
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Wortherkunft von 'haulm'ME halm < OE healm, halm, straw, akin to Ger halm < IE *57457olemos, reed, cane > Gr kalamos, L culmus