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peel

 
 
pronunciation:
pil
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: peels, peeling, peeled
definition: to pull, tear, or cut the outer covering from something.
He peeled an orange and ate it.
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part of speech: noun
definition: the outer layer or skin of some fruits and vegetables.
Bananas have a thick, yellow peel.
 
similar words:
skin
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derivations: peelable (adj.), peeler (n.)
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