Definition of purflew in US English:

purflew

(also perflew)

adjective

Heraldry
rare
  • That has a bordure of fur, especially ermine or vair.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Gerard Legh (d. 1563), heraldic writer. Perhaps (with loss of suffix) from purflued, variant of purfled, past participle of purfle.

Pronunciation

purflew

/ˈpəːfluː/