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puer

noun pu·er \ˈpyu̇(ə)r\

Definition of puer

plural

-s

  1. :  a mixture (as of dogs' dung in water) formerly used by tanners for bating hides and skins after liming

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Origin and Etymology of puer

alteration of 4pure


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puer

transitive verb pu·er \"\

Definition of puer

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  to bate (hides) in a solution of fermented dog dung

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Origin and Etymology of puer

alteration of 3pure


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