Jan 21, 2007

Rapid Rhetoric: HAULM

This is an irregular feature - both in frequency and oddness - dedicated to a word I came across that I have never previously used.

haulm n. the stalks or stems of grasses, peas, beans, or potatoes, historically used as bedding or thatching material.

Haulm is derived from the Middle English word halm ("straw") and from Old English word healm. Similar words appear in the Danish, German, and Icelandic languages.

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