Definitions for calumetˈkæl yəˌmɛt, ˌkæl yəˈmɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cal•u•metˈkæl yəˌmɛt, ˌkæl yəˈmɛt(n.)

  1. a long, ornamented tobacco pipe used ceremonially by North American Indians.

    Category: Anthropology

Origin of calumet:

1710–20; < F, orig. dial. (Norman, Picard): pipe stem

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calumet, peace pipe, pipe of peace(noun)

    a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)

Wiktionary

  1. calumet(Noun)

    A clay tobacco-pipe used by American Indians, especially as a symbol of truce or peace.

  2. Origin: From a Norman variant of chalumeau (imported to Canada with Norman colonists), from calamellus, diminutive of calamus, from κάλαμος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calumet(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Calumet

    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.

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