Meaning of “peel” - Learner’s Dictionary

peel

verb uk us /piːl/
FRUIT/VEGETABLES [ T ]

B1 to remove the skin of fruit or vegetables:

Peel and chop the onions.
SURFACE [ I, T ]

If you peel something from a surface, you remove it and if something peels, it comes away from a surface:

The paint is starting to peel off where the wall is damp.
→ See also keep your eyes open/peeled (for sb/sth)

(Definition of “peel verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)