- a mediaeval wind instrument with a double reed
Etymology: From Old French chalemel (French chalumeau), from Latin calumel "reed", from Greek .
- 1985: There are four flutes, a harp of twenty strings, a mournful , and a number of drums of oxhide, some to be struck, others spanked. " Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
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