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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A piece or strip, as of skin or vegetable rind, that has been peeled off.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of stripping off the skin, rind, or bark of a thing; the stripping off of an outer covering or rind.
  • noun That which is stripped off; rind, peel or skin stripped from the object which it covered or to which it belonged: as, potato-peelings.
  • noun In printing, the art or act of removing from an impression-surface one or more layers of a paper overlay, to make a lighter impression.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of removing the outer surface in strips.
  • noun Strips of an outer rind or surface that has been removed.
  • verb Present participle of peel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales

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