Definition of olm in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊlm/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A pale-skinned blind salamander with external gills which lives in limestone caves in SE Europe.
  • Proteus anguinus, family Proteidae
Example sentences
  • Consider the olm, a colorless, sightless salamander that lives in underground rivers in Slovenia.


Late 19th century: from German.

Words that rhyme with olm

column, solemn
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