[shal-yuh-moh; French sha-ly-moh]
noun, plural chalumeaux [shal-yuh-mohz; French sha-ly-moh] .
Music. the low register of the clarinet.
a 17th- or 18th-century woodwind instrument.

1705–15; < French: orig., flute made from a reed, stem of a reed; Old French chalemel < Late Latin calamellus narrow reed; see calamus, -elle Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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