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plew

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[ ploo ]
/ plu /
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noun Older Use (in Western U.S. and Canada).
a beaver skin, especially one of prime quality.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for plew

plew

plu or plue

/ (pluː) /

noun
(formerly in Canada) a beaver skin used as a standard unit of value in the fur trade

Word Origin for plew

from Canadian French pelu (adj) hairy, from French poilu, from poil hair, from Latin pilus
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