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Cal·u·met

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

cal·u·met

 (kăl′yə-mĕt′, -mĭt, kăl′yə-mĕt′)
n.
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.]

calumet

(ˈkæljʊˌmɛt)
n
(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]

cal•u•met

(ˈkæl yəˌmɛt, ˌkæl yəˈmɛt)

n.
a long, ornamented tobacco pipe used ceremonially by North American Indians.
[1710–20; < French, orig. dial. (Norman, Picard): pipe stem]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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