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Any of various early double-reed wind instruments, forerunners of the modern oboe.
[Middle English schalme, from Old French chalemie, alteration of chalemel, from Late Latin calamellus, diminutive of Latin calamus, reed, from Greek kalamos.]
(Instruments) music a medieval form of the oboe with a conical bore and flaring bell, blown through a double reed
[C14 shalmye, from Old French chalemie, ultimately from Latin calamus a reed, from Greek kalamos]
an early double-reed woodwind instrument.
[1505–15; < Middle French chaume < Latin calamus stalk < Greek kálamos reed]