a long-stemmed, ornamented tobacco pipe used by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, especially in token of peace.
- Also called peace pipe.
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How to use calumet in a sentence
My father will give tobacco to his son, in order that he may smoke the calumet of friendship on his return.The Border Rifles | Gustave Aimard
At the end of it all, I lay in the lean-to and I heard a voice say that if someone would smoke the calumet there would be peace.Shaman | Robert Shea
There they smoked the calumet with the English and exchanged presents and promises of kindness and friendship.Four American Indians | Edson L. Whitney
With injured dignity he asked if his followers were not to be allowed to enjoy the smoke of the calumet.Four American Indians | Edson L. Whitney
A small area known as "Oklahoma" or "calumet" had perhaps the largest number.Negro Migration during the War | Emmett J. Scott
British Dictionary definitions for calumet
a less common name for peace pipe
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