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skin

noun (NATURAL COVERING)    /skɪn/
B1 [C or U] the natural outer layer that covers a person, animal, fruit, etc.: dark/fair/pale/tanned skin skin cancer Babies have soft skins. a banana/potato skinThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsThe skin, and skin colourFruits and seeds and their parts B1 [C or U] the skin of an animal that has been removed from the body, with or without the hair or fur: Native Americans used to trade skins . a rug made from the skin of a lion → See also lambskin, sheepskin -skin     /-skɪn/ suffix I've got an old sheepskin coat.The skin, hair and bone of non-human animals -skinned     /-d/ suffix pale-skinnedThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsFruits and seeds and their partsThe skin, and skin colour
(Definition of skin noun (NATURAL COVERING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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