plew

plew

[ploo]
noun (Older Use in Western U.S. and Canada)
a beaver skin, especially one of prime quality.
Also, plu.


Origin:
1790–1800; < Canadian French pelu; French: noun use of pelu haired, hairy (now obsolete or dial.); see poilu

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plew, plu or plue (pluː)
 
n
(formerly in Canada) a beaver skin used as a standard unit of value in the fur trade
 
[from Canadian French pelu (adj) hairy, from French poilu, from poil hair, from Latin pilus]
 
plu, plu or plue
 
n
 
[from Canadian French pelu (adj) hairy, from French poilu, from poil hair, from Latin pilus]
 
plue, plu or plue
 
n
 
[from Canadian French pelu (adj) hairy, from French poilu, from poil hair, from Latin pilus]

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