peeling

[ pee-ling ]
/ ˈpi lɪŋ /
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noun

the act of a person or thing that peels.
that which is peeled from something, as a piece of the skin or rind of a fruit.

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Origin of peeling

First recorded in 1555–65; peel1 + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM peeling

un·peel·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for peeling

peeling
/ (ˈpiːlɪŋ) /

noun

a strip of skin, rind, bark, etc, that has been peeled offa potato peeling
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