calumet

[ kal-yuh-met, kal-yuh-met ]
/ ˈkæl yəˌmɛt, ˌkæl yəˈmɛt /

noun

a long-stemmed, ornamented tobacco pipe used by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, especially in token of peace.

Origin of calumet

1710–20; < French, orig. dial. (Norman, Picard): pipe stem, a by-form of French chalumeau chalumeau, with suffix altered to -et -et
Also called peace pipe.
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calumet
/ (ˈkæljʊˌmɛt) /

noun

a less common name for peace pipe

Word Origin for calumet

C18: from Canadian French, from French (Normandy dialect): straw, from Late Latin calamellus a little reed, from Latin: calamus
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