One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounalso peltries
Animal pelts collectively.
- ‘The list of animals listed across the top of the ledger is representative of the types of peltry exchanged during this period.’
- ‘The furs were also called ‘peltries’ or ‘pelts.’’
Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French pelterie, based on Old French pel ‘skin’, from Latin pellis.
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