Definition of plew in English:


Syllabification: plew
Pronunciation: /plo͞o


A beaver skin, used as a standard unit of value in the fur trade.
More example sentences
  • A dried plew was called a parchment.
  • Driven out by the French, the Huguenots carried with them the process they had developed for turning beaver plews into the felt used for the beaver hats.


mid 19th century: from Canadian French pélu 'hairy', from French poil 'hair, bristle'.

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