Definition of haulm in English:


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Pronunciation: /hɔːm


  • 1A stalk or stem.
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    • I saw a neat vegetable patch the other day, with the onion haulms all pushed over, straightened and laid in the same direction to allow the sun to get at the tops.
    • As the haulms grew they were top dressed with the same compost as before and supported by canes and string.
    • In reality organic potato producers frequently have to remove potato haulms early because of foliage blight.
  • 1.1 [mass noun] The stalks or stems collectively of peas, beans, or potatoes without the pods or tubers, as used for animal bedding: potato haulm
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    • Sulphuric acid is widely used to wither the leafy foliage, or haulm, on potatoes before harvesting.
    • Before harvesting haulm is pulled, cut or killed using chemicals. In general haulm destruction takes place 10-15 days before harvest.
    • Straw or haulm from treated crops must not be used as animal feed (or bedding) for at least 4 days after last application.


Old English healm, halm, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch halm and German Halm, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin culmus 'stalk' and Greek kalamos 'reed'.

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