Definition of calean in English:

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calean

Pronunciation: /ˈkalɪɑːn/

noun

Another term for kalian.
Example sentences
  • After the usual salutations and inquiries, the calean was introduced.
  • Were it not for his calean, I am at a loss to imagine how he could possibly spend his time.
  • The spectators pay the equal to three-pence English, for which they are refreshed with a calean to smoke, and coffee.

Origin

Mid 18th century: Persian ġilyān, qalyān, from Arabic ġalayān 'bubbling up, boiling'.

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