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calumet

[kal-yuh-met, kal-yuh-met] /ˈkæl yəˌmɛt, ˌkæl yəˈmɛt/
noun
1.
a long-stemmed, ornamented tobacco pipe used by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, especially in token of peace.
Also called peace pipe.
Origin of calumet
1710-1720
1710-20; < French, orig. dial. (Norman, Picard): pipe stem, a by-form of French chalumeau chalumeau, with suffix altered to -et -et
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calumet

/ˈkæljʊˌmɛt/
noun
1.
a less common name for peace pipe
Word Origin
C18: from Canadian French, from French (Normandy dialect): straw, from Late Latin calamellus a little reed, from Latin: calamus
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n.

1660s, from Canadian French calumet, from Norman French calumet "pipe" (Old French chalemel, 12c., Modern French chalumeau), from Latin calamellus, diminutive of calamus "reed; something made of reed or shaped like a reed" (see shawm).

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