Definition of calean in English:


Line breaks: cal¦ean
Pronunciation: /ˈkalɪɑːn


  • 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'.

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