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n.  1. The rind or skin of a fruit or vegetable, such as a tomato or potato peel. 2. A flat, smooth, shovellike tool used to slide pizzas and yeast breads onto a BAKING STONE or BAKING SHEET in an oven. Also called a pizza peel  and baker's peel , this implement is made of hardwood and can usually be found in gourmet specialty shops. peel v.  To use a knife or VEGETABLE PEELER to remove the rind or skin from a fruit or vegetable, as to peel a potato.

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Material adapted from the The New Food Lover's Companion

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THE FOOD LOVER'S COMPANION, 2nd edition, by Sharon Tyler Herbst.

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