\ˈskind \

Definition of skinned 

: having skin especially of a specified kind usually used in combination dark-skinned

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But delicacy was the prize with the housemade spinach ravioli, whose thin-skinned dumplings were lifted to luxury by a vivid whiff of summer truffles. Craig Laban,, "Atlantic City restaurants: New casinos, diverse independent spots create rising culinary energy," 6 July 2018 The stranger yanked the bandana down, revealing the face of a dark-skinned black woman. Clarkisha Kent, The Root, "Bloody Mae," 11 Mar. 2018 Though each day brings a few more minutes of light, the root-cellar stock has dwindled down to last summer’s dry-skinned beets, gnarled carrots and potatoes with eyes. Julia O’malley, New York Times, "Finding Produce in Alaska’s Long Winter Takes Wiles and Luck," 20 Feb. 2018 The ban, signed into law Tuesday, appears problematic for pale-skinned, sun-worshiping environmentalists who love to snorkel and have an aversion to carcinoma. Peter Fimrite,, "Hawaii to ban sunscreen that damages coral," 7 July 2018 The underlying image depicts half of a brown-skinned woman’s figure. Sharon Mizota,, "Review: Photographer Todd Gray traces African roots," 9 July 2018 Russell Crowe won awards and acclaim for playing a defiant gladiator and a thick-skinned boxer. Daniel Arkin, NBC News, "Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe to play Fox News chief Roger Ailes," 25 June 2018 Farmers markets, particularly at this time of year, offer other varieties such as the smooth-skinned, nutty flavored Bacon and Fuertes. Susan Russo,, "Avocado aficionado: Sam the Cooking Guy," 4 June 2018 The would-be burglar appears to be a light-skinned black or Hispanic man with a distinctive tattoo on his right arm, including stars and the number 5, a surveillance picture shows. Christine Dempsey,, "Owner Of Distinctive Tattoo Being Sought In Suffield Attempted Burglary," 11 July 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of skinned

: having skin of a specified kind


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Medical Definition of skinned 

: having skin especially of a specified kind usually used in combination dark-skinned

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