peel

A peel is the covering of a fruit or vegetable. Some peels are thick and easy to remove, like an orange peel, while others might be more stubborn, like the thin peel on a potato.

When you remove an apple peel or the peel of an eggplant, you peel it. You can peel anything with a rind or skin, especially things you can eat, like shrimp and onions. There are non-edible things to peel, like stickers and old wallpaper too. You can also figuratively peel something: "I had to peel off my wet clothes and put dry ones on before I stopped shivering." The Latin root, pilare, means "to strip of hair."

Definitions of peel
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n the rind of a fruit or vegetable

Synonyms:
skin
Types:
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jacket
the outer skin of a potato
banana peel, banana skin
the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded)
lemon peel, lemon rind
the rind of a lemon
orange peel, orange rind
the rind of an orange
lemon zest
tiny bits of lemon peel
orange zest
tiny bits of orange peel
Type of:
rind
the natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating)

v strip the skin off

Synonyms:
pare, skin
Types:
peel off
peel off the outer layer of something
flay
strip the skin off
exfoliate
remove the surface, in scales or laminae
Type of:
strip
remove the surface from

v come off in flakes or thin small pieces

“The paint in my house is peeling off”
Synonyms:
flake, flake off, peel off
Type of:
break away, break off, chip, chip off, come off
break off (a piece from a whole)

v get undressed

Synonyms:
discase, disrobe, strip, strip down, uncase, unclothe, undress
disinvest, divest, strip, undress
remove (someone's or one's own) clothes
Antonyms:
dress, get dressed
put on clothes
apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog
provide with clothes or put clothes on
dress, plume, preen, primp
dress or groom with elaborate care
dress, dress up
dress in a certain manner
dress, get dressed
put on clothes
apparel, clothe, dress, enclothe, fit out, garb, garment, habilitate, raiment, tog
provide with clothes or put clothes on
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take off
remove clothes
peel off
take off, as with some difficulty
slip off
take off with ease or speed
uncloak
remove a cloak from
doff
remove
Type of:
take off
take away or remove

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