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peace pipe

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  1. calumet.
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Origin of peace pipe

First recorded in 1770–80
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Historical Examples

  • Is this how the redman treats the stranger who would smoke the peace-pipe by our fire?

    The Fiery Totem

    Argyll Saxby

  • After the feast was over, the peace-pipe was passed and the speaking began.

  • Let the peace-pipe be lighted; we come not for strife, but to be knit together.

    The Bridge of the Gods

    Frederic Homer Balch

  • Hennepin held out the peace-pipe; but one of them snatched it from him.

  • Let us smoke the peace-pipe and tell each other all our past lives.

British Dictionary definitions for peace pipe

peace pipe

  1. a long decorated pipe smoked by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, esp as a token of peaceAlso called: calumet, pipe of peace
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