Complete Definition of "calumet"

English
Etymology
From a Norman French variant of chalumeau (imported to Canada with Norman colonists), from Latin calamellus, diminutive of calamus ‘reed’, from the Greek καλαμος.

Pronunciation
IPA: /'kæljʊmɛt/

Noun
calumet

  1. a clay tobacco-pipe used by American Indians, especially as a symbol of truce or peace

#:*1922: THE CALUMET OF PEACE. He offered a cigarette to the professor and took one himself. — James Joyce, Ulysses

Synonyms
peace pipe

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