calumet

[kal-yuh-met, kal-yuh-met]
noun
a long-stemmed, ornamented tobacco pipe used by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, especially in token of peace.
Also called peace pipe.


Origin:
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)
 
n
a less common name for peace pipe
 
[C18: from Canadian French, from French (Normandy dialect): straw, from Late Latin calamellus a little reed, from Latin: calamus]

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calumet
1660s, from Canadian Fr. calumet, from Norman Fr. calumet "pipe" (O.Fr. chalemel, 12c., Mod.Fr. chalumeau), from L. calamellus, dim. of L. calamus "reed; something made of reed or shaped like a reed."
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