calumet

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkæljʊˌmɛt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(kalyə met′, kal′yə met)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
cal•u•met  (kalyə met′, kal′yə met),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Anthropologya long-stemmed, ornamented tobacco pipe used by North American Indians on ceremonial occasions, esp. in token of peace. Also called  peace pipe. 
  • French, origin, originally dialect, dialectal (Norman, Picard): pipe stem, a by-form of French chalumeau chalumeau, with suffix altered to -et -et
  • 1710–20

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
calumet /ˈkæljʊˌmɛt/ n
  1. a less common name for peace pipe
Etymology: 18th Century: from Canadian French, from French (Normandy dialect): straw, from Late Latin calamellus a little reed, from Latin: calamus
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