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cal·u·met(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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cal•u•met(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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|Noun||1.||calumet - a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)|
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