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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.

Origin: 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.

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.

The skin or rind; as, the peel of an orange.

(01 Mar 1998)

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