Definitions for calumetˈkæl yəˌmɛt, ˌkæl yəˈmɛt
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cal•u•metˈkæl yəˌmɛt, ˌkæl yəˈmɛt(n.)
a long, ornamented tobacco pipe used ceremonially by North American Indians.
Origin of calumet:
1710–20; < F, orig. dial. (Norman, Picard): pipe stem
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