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plew

[ploo] /plu/
noun, Older Use (in Western U.S. and Canada)
1.
a beaver skin, especially one of prime quality.
Also, plu.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < Canadian French pelu; French: noun use of pelu haired, hairy (now obsolete or dial.); see poilu
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plew

/pluː/
noun
1.
(formerly in Canada) a beaver skin used as a standard unit of value in the fur trade
Word Origin
from Canadian French pelu (adj) hairy, from French poilu, from poil hair, from Latin pilus
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