- a beaver skin, especially one of prime quality.
Origin of plew
1790–1800; < Canadian French pelu; French: noun use of pelu haired, hairy (now obsolete or dial.); see poilu
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Examples from the Web for plu
Plu´tus.Name given to Pluto when invoked as god of wealth, 159.Myths of Greece and Rome
H. A. Guerber
Plu′mose, Plu′mous, feathery: plume-like; Plu′my, covered or adorned with plumes.
Plu′ralism, the state of being plural: the holding by one person of more than one office at once, esp.
Plu′viograph, a self-recording rain-gauge; Pluviom′eter, an instrument for measuring the amount of rain that falls.
Even the weather has recognised me, and good old Plu himself came out to shake me by the hand and talk of old times.
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plu or plue
- (formerly in Canada) a beaver skin used as a standard unit of value in the fur trade
from Canadian French pelu (adj) hairy, from French poilu, from poil hair, from Latin pilus
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