- a beaver skin, especially one of prime quality.
Origin of plew
Examples from the Web for plew
Historical Examples of plew
The beaver-skins have fallen, according to their phraseology, to a ‘plew a plug,’ and they find ‘red-skin’ pays better.The Scalp Hunters
Them was the times when this child first went to the mountains: six dollars the plew—old'un or kitten!In the Old West
George Frederick Ruxton
Them was the times when this child first went to the mountains: six dollars the plew—old 'un or kitten.
"Thar's no money in beaver at a dollar a plew," commented Hank, watching his partner out of the corner of his eye.Bring Me His Ears
Clarence E. Mulford
plu or plue
- (formerly in Canada) a beaver skin used as a standard unit of value in the fur trade