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Undressed pelts considered as a group.
[Middle English, from Old French peleterie, from peletier, furrier, from pel, skin, from Latin pellis; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -ries
(Tanning) the pelts of animals collectively
[C15: from Old French peleterie collection of pelts, from Latin pilus hair]
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n., pl. -ries.
1. fur skins; pelts collectively.
2. a pelt.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French pelterie, Old French peleterie furrier's wares =peleter furrier (derivative of pel skin < Latin pellis; see -er2) + -ie -y3]
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Peltrypelts or skins, collectively. 1436; refuse; rubbish; trash.
Example: peltry of hares, rabbits, dogs, and other small animals, 1861.
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