city in SW Mich.
Origin of Kalamazoo; from (Ke-)Kalamazoo, name of nearby river; literally , uncertain or unknown; perhaps smoke, uncertain or unknown; perhaps boiling water in an Algonquian language, probably because of its many springs
A city of southwest Michigan south of Grand Rapids on the Kalamazoo River, which flows about 260 km (160 mi) eastward into Lake Erie. Settled in 1829, Kalamazoo is a manufacturing center.
- (rail transport, Australia) A pump trolley.
After the Kalamazoo Manufacturing Company.