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Origin of kalian

First recorded in 1825–35, kalian is from the Persian word qalyān
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Related Words for kalian

plumbing, conduit, main, sluice, hookah, hubble-bubble, kalian

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British Dictionary definitions for kalian


  1. another name for hookah

Word Origin for kalian

C19: from Persian, from Arabic qalyān
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