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plew

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Pronunciation: /pluː
 
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Definition of plew in English:

noun

Canadian historical
A beaver skin, used as a standard unit of value in the fur trade.
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.

Origin

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

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