- a clay tobacco-pipe used by American Indians, especially as a symbol of truce or peace
Etymology: From a Norman French variant of chalumeau (imported to Canada with Norman colonists), from Latin calamellus, diminutive of calamus "reed", from the Greek .
1922: THE CALUMET OF PEACE. He offered a cigarette to the professor and took one himself. " James Joyce, Ulysses
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