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calumet

noun cal·u·met \ˈkal-yə-ˌmet, -mət\

Definition of CALUMET

:  a highly ornamented ceremonial pipe of the American Indians
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Origin of CALUMET

American French, from French dialect, pipe stem, from Late Latin calamellus, diminutive of Latin calamus reed — more at calamus
First Known Use: 1698

Calumet

geographical name Cal·u·met \ˈkal-yə-ˌmet, -mət\

Definition of CALUMET

industrial region NW Indiana & NE Illinois SE of & adjacent to Chicago including cities of E. Chicago, Gary, & Hammond, Indiana, & Calumet City & Lansing, Illinois

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