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Peel

noun (n)

  • British politician (1788-1850) (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • the rind of a fruit or vegetable (noun.food)
    Synonym: skin
    source: wordnet30
  • A small tower, fort, or castle; a keep. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A spadelike implement, variously used, as for removing loaves of bread from a baker's oven; also, a T-shaped implement used by printers and bookbinders for hanging wet sheets of paper on lines or poles to dry. Also, the blade of an oar. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • strip the skin off (verb.contact)
    Synonym: flay, pare, skin
    source: wordnet30
  • come off in flakes or thin small pieces (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The paint in my house is peeling off.
    source: wordnet30
  • get undressed (verb.body)
    source: wordnet30
  • To plunder; to pillage; to rob. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To lose the skin, bark, or rind; to come off, as the skin, bark, or rind does; -- often used with an adverb; as, the bark peels easily or readily. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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