Variant of peel
to cut away or strip off (the rind, skin, covering, surface, etc.) of (anything); pare
Origin: Middle English pilien, peolien ; from Old English an unverified form pilian ; from Classical Latin pilare, to make bald ; from pilus, hair: see pile
- to shed skin, bark, etc.
- to come off in layers or flakes, as old paint
- Slang to undress
the rind or skin of fruit
- peeler noun