FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French peau, from Old French pel, from Latin pellis, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (to cover, wrap; skin, hide; cloth).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

peau f (plural peaux)

  1. skin of a person or animal
  2. hide, fur
  3. skin (protective outer layer of a plant or fruit)
  4. pellicule formed on top of certain prepared foods

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • peaucier
  • peau d'âne
  • peausserie, peaussier

ReferencesEdit

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition
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