peltry
noun (plural peltries) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pelterie, from peleter furrier, from pelette small skin, from pel skin, from Latin pellis — more at fell Date: 15th century pelts, furs; especially raw undressed skins — often used in plural

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  • Peltry — Pelt ry, n. [F. pelleterie peltry, furriery, fr. pelletier a furrier, fr. OF. pel skin, F. peau, L. pelis. See {Pelt} a skin, {Pell}, n., {Fell} a skin.] Pelts or skins, collectively; skins with the fur on them; furs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peltry — [pel′trē] n. pl. peltries [ME < OFr peleterie < peletier, furrier < pel (L pellis), a skin: see FELL4] pelts, or fur bearing skins, collectively …   English World dictionary

  • peltry — /pel tree/, n., pl. peltries. 1. fur skins; pelts collectively. 2. a pelt. [1400 50; late ME < AF pelterie, OF peleterie furrier s wares, equiv. to peleter furrier (deriv. of L pellis skin; see ER2) + ie Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • peltry — noun Pelts or skins, collectively; skins with the fur on them; furs …   Wiktionary

  • peltry — pertly …   Anagrams dictionary

  • peltry — (also peltries) noun animal pelts collectively. Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr. pelterie, based on OFr. pel skin , from L. pellis …   English new terms dictionary

  • peltry — n. Pelts, hides, skins, raw hides …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • peltry — pel·try …   English syllables

  • peltry — pelt•ry [[t]ˈpɛl tri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) clo fur skins; pelts collectively 2) clo a pelt • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < AF pelterie, OF peleterie furrier s wares =peleter furrier (der. ofpelskin < L pellis; see er II) + ie y III …   From formal English to slang

  • peltry — /ˈpɛltri/ (say peltree) noun (plural peltries) 1. fur skins; pelts collectively. 2. a pelt. {Middle English peltre, from Old French peleterie, from pel skin, from Latin pellis} …   Australian English dictionary

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