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 (kăl′yə-mĕt′, -mĭt)
A major industrial region of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana on Lake Michigan adjacent to Chicago.


 (kăl′yə-mĕt′, -mĭt, kăl′yə-mĕt′)
A long-stemmed sacred or ceremonial tobacco pipe used by certain Native American peoples.

[Canadian French, from French dialectal, straw, from Late Latin calamellus, diminutive of Latin calamus, reed, from Greek kalamos.]
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(Anthropology & Ethnology) a less common name for peace pipe
[C18: from Canadian French, from French (Normandy dialect): straw, from Late Latin calamellus a little reed, from Latin: calamus]
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(ˈkæl yəˌmɛt, ˌkæl yəˈmɛt)

a long, ornamented tobacco pipe used ceremonially by North American Indians.
[1710–20; < French, orig. dial. (Norman, Picard): pipe stem]
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Noun1.calumet - a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindianscalumet - a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)
pipe, tobacco pipe - a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
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In their extremity they sent forth a herald, bearing the calumet or pipe of peace, but he was shot down by order of the Blackbird.
Among the Blackfeet warriors who advanced with the calumet of peace she recognized a brother.
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22 March 2019 - Shareholders of US-based bank holding company LBC Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Calumet Bank, a Georgia state-chartered bank, have voted to approve LBC's proposed acquisition by Georgia, US-based bank holding company Colony Bankcorp, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CBAN) has said that the shareholders of LBC Bancshares Inc., parent company of Calumet Bank, a Georgia state-chartered bank, have approved Colony's proposed acquisition of 100 percent of the common stock of LBC in a combined stock-and-cash transaction valued at nearly USD34.1m as part of a merger agreement entered into on December 18, 2018.
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