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15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English, from Anglo-French pelterie, from peleter furrier, from pelette small skin, from pel skin, from Latin pellis — more at fell
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“Peltry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peltry. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.
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