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Peeling definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PEE'LING, ppr. Stripping off skin or bark; plundering.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales [syn: desquamation, peeling, shedding]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1597 a peeled-off piece or strip

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a strip of the outer skin of a vegetable, fruit, etc. (potato peelings).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Peel Peel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Peeled; p. pr. & vb. n. Peeling.] [F. peler to pull out the hair, to strip, to peel, fr. L. pilare to deprive of hair, fr. pilus a hair; or perh. partly fr. F. peler to peel off the skin, perh. fr. L. pellis skin (cf. Fell skin). Cf. Peruke.] 1. 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. The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands. --Shak. 2. To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.



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