A kind of tree which grows on the desert planet of Anarres. Holum trees provide grain, wood, food, alcohol, and fibers for making clothing and paper.
Holum Term Timeline in The Dispossessed
The timeline below shows where the term Holum appears in The Dispossessed. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...being strictly rationed—the majority of it must go straight to the land to keep the holum plants alive, as they are the source from which the Anarresti derive food, clothing, paper,... (full context)
...effects of the famine were not so bad in the northeast—children were fed, and wild holum grew abundantly, so nobody starved. Takver’s Syndicate at the laboratory wanted her to give Sadik... (full context)