parfleche
noun Etymology: Canadian French parflèche, from French parer to ward off + flèche arrow Date: 1827 1. a raw hide soaked in lye to remove the hair and dried 2. an article (as a bag or case) made of parfleche

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  • parfleche — [pär′flesh΄, pär flesh′] n. [CdnFr parflèche, prob. < Fr parer,PARRY + flèche, arrow: see FLÈCHE] 1. a rawhide with the hair removed by soaking it in water and lye 2. something made of this, as a case or robe …   English World dictionary

  • Parfleche — Par*fleche , n. [Prob. through Canadian F. fr. Amer. Indian.] A kind of rawhide consisting of hide, esp. of the buffalo, which has been soaked in crude wood ash lye to remove the hairs, and then dried. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parfleche — /pahr flesh, pahr flesh /, n. 1. a rawhide that has been dried after having been soaked in a solution of lye and water to remove the hair. 2. an article or object, as a case, pouch, etc., made of such rawhide. [1820 30; < CanF parflèche, equiv.… …   Universalium

  • parfleche — ˈpärˌflesh,  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: Canadian French parflèche, from French parer to ward off, parry + flèche arrow more at parry, fle che 1. : a rawhide (as of buffalo) soaked in lye to remove the hair and dried …   Useful english dictionary

  • Parfleche — A parfleche is a Native American rawhide bag, typically used for holding dried meats and pemmican.The word was originally used by French fur traders (it was not a word used by the Native Americans). It derives from the French parer meaning parry… …   Wikipedia

  • parfleche — [ pα:flɛʃ] noun (in American Indian culture) a buffalo s hide dried by being stretched on a frame. Origin from Canad. Fr. parflèche, from Fr. parer ward off + flèche arrow …   English new terms dictionary

  • parfleche — par•fleche [[t]ˈpɑr flɛʃ, pɑrˈflɛʃ[/t]] n. 1) clo a rawhide that has been dried after having been soaked in a lye solution to remove the hair 2) clo an article made of such rawhide • Etymology: 1820–30; < CanF parflèche= F pare (it) parries… …   From formal English to slang

  • parfleche — noun a) A form of stiff leather made from rawhide b) A shield, bag or other item made from this material …   Wiktionary

  • parfleche — par·fleche …   English syllables

  • parfleche — /paˈflɛʃ/ (say pah flesh) noun a rawhide bag made by Native Americans for the storage of dried meats and pemmican. {French parer flèche to guard against arrows, coined by French fur traders because the hide was strong enough to withstand arrows} …   Australian English dictionary

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