Definition of parfleche
1 : a raw hide soaked in lye to remove the hair and dried
2 : an article (such as a bag or case) made of parfleche
Recent Examples of parfleche from the Web
The object is inspired by a traditional Kiowa parfleche, a type of container made from rawhide (deerskin that has not been tanned and is stiff).
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Origin and Etymology of parfleche
Canadian French parflèche, from French parer to ward off + flèche arrow
First Known Use: 1823See Words from the same year
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