From a Norman French variant of chalumeau (imported to Canada with Norman colonists), from Latin calamellus, diminutive of calamus âreedâ, from the Greek ÎºÎ±Î»Î±Î¼Î¿Ï.
- 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. â James Joyce, Ulysses