from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British The stems of peas, beans, potatoes, or grasses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The stems of various cultivated plants, left after harvesting the crop to be used as animal litter or for thatching
- n. An individual plant stem.
- n. Part of a harness; a hame.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The denuded stems or stalks of such crops as buckwheat and the cereal grains, beans, etc.; straw.
- n. A part of a harness; a hame.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See halm.
- n. An improper form of hame.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. stems of beans and peas and potatoes and grasses collectively as used for thatching and bedding
Middle English halm, straw, from Old English healm.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English halm, from Old English healm. (Wiktionary)