calumet, peace pipe, pipe of peace(noun)
a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)
A clay tobacco-pipe used by American Indians, especially as a symbol of truce or peace.
Origin: From a Norman variant of chalumeau (imported to Canada with Norman colonists), from calamellus, diminutive of calamus, from κάλαμος.
a kind of pipe, used by the North American Indians for smoking tobacco. The bowl is usually made of soft red stone, and the tube is a long reed often ornamented with feathers
Origin: [F. calumet, fr. L. calamus reed. See Halm, and cf. Shawm.]
Calumet is a village in Calumet Township, Houghton County, in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, that was once at the center of the mining industry of the Upper Peninsula. Also known as Red Jacket, the village includes the Calumet Downtown Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The village may itself be included within the Calumet Historic District, a larger area which is NRHP-listed and which is a National Historic Landmark District. It is bordered on the north by Calumet Township, on the south by the Osceola township, on the east by Laurium and Calumet Township, and on the west by Rambletown and Calumet Township. The population was 798 at the 2010 census. Calumet's nickname is Copper Town U.S.A.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kal′ū-met, n. the 'peace pipe' of the North American Indians, a tobacco-pipe having a stem of reed or painted wood about 2½ feet long, decorated with feathers, with a large bowl, usually of soap-stone. [Calumet is a Norman name for a shepherd's pipe (Fr. chalumeau—L. calamellus, calamus), given by the early French settlers from its resemblance.]
The numerical value of calumet in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of calumet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The peace pipe has killed the lungs (Le calumet de la paix - A tué les poumons faits.)
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