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English Dictionary: peeling by the DICT Development Group
2 results for peeling
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
    Synonym(s): desquamation, peeling, shedding
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
      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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