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(Anthropology & Ethnology) a long decorated pipe smoked by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, esp as a token of peace. Also called: calumet or pipe of peace
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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.||peace pipe - a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)|
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