[ kal-uh-spel, kal-uh-spel ]

noun,plural Kal·i·spels (especially collectively) Kal·i·spel
  1. a member of an Indigenous people of Idaho, Montana, and Washington State.

  1. of or relating to the Kalispel or their language.

Origin of Kalispel

First recorded in 1850–55; from Kalispel (an Interior Salish language) kalispel “camass”; see also camass
  • Also Pend d’Oreille [ponduh-rey], /ˈpɒn dəˈreɪ/, Ql’is·pé [kal-uh-spel] /ˌkæl əˈspɛl/ .

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