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peltry

[ pel-tree ]
/ ˈpɛl tri /
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noun, plural pelt·ries.
fur skins; pelts collectively.
a pelt.
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Origin of peltry

1400–50; late Middle English <Anglo-French pelterie,Old French peleterie furrier's wares, equivalent to peleter furrier (derivative of Latin pellis skin; see -er2) + -ie-y3
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British Dictionary definitions for peltry

peltry
/ (ˈpɛltrɪ) /

noun plural -ries
the pelts of animals collectively

Word Origin for peltry

C15: from Old French peleterie collection of pelts, from Latin pilus hair
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