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calean

Line breaks: cal¦ean
Pronunciation: /ˈkalɪɑːn
 
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Definition of calean in English:

noun

Another term for kalian.
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.

Origin

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

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