nounCanadian • historical
- 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'.
More definitions of plewDefinition of plew in:
- The US English dictionary