- The rind or skin of a fruit or vegetable, such as a tomato or potato peel.
- The brightly colored part of the peel of citrus fruits is called zest. It's used to flavor many different baked goods and dishes.
- A flat, smooth, shovel-like 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.
- (verb) To use a knife or vegetable peeler to remove the rind or skin from a fruit or vegetable, as to peel a potato.