a Persian tobacco pipe in which the smoke is drawn through water; hookah.

Origin of kalian

First recorded in 1825–35, kalian is from the Persian word qalyān
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another name for hookah

Word Origin for kalian

C19: from Persian, from Arabic qalyān
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