another term for kalian.
More example sentences
- After the long and tedious ceremony of coffee and caleans, breakfast made its appearance on two large trays.
- The entertainment began as usual, with caleans, coffee, sweetmeats, and what the Persians call sweet-tea.
- The spectators pay the equal to three-pence English, for which they are refreshed with a calean to smoke, and coffee.
mid 18th century: Persian ġilyān, qalyān, from Arabic ġalayān 'bubbling up, boiling'.