Definition of peltry in English:

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peltry

Pronunciation: /ˈpeltrē/

noun

(also peltries)
Animal pelts collectively.
Example sentences
  • The furs were also called ‘peltries’ or ‘pelts.’
  • The list of animals listed across the top of the ledger is representative of the types of peltry exchanged during this period.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French pelterie, based on Old French pel 'skin', from Latin pellis.

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Syllabification: pelt·ry

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