January 17, 2015 - Word of the Day
A peel is the skin of a vegetable or fruit. We also use this word as a verb when the peel is removed:
- Bobby peeled the banana before he ate it.
- I need to peel these apples for a pie.
- You have to peel an orange before you eat it.
- Bernice is in the kitchen peeling potatoes.
The word "peel" can be used as a verb when damage is caused to a person's skin or to a painted surface.
- Vera got a bad sunburn a few days ago and now her skin is peeling.
- The paint on that old house is peeling.
- The paint on my car is peeling. I might have to get it repainted.
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