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'Come on, you ate the banana. Now eat the peel. '

DEFINITION: n., The fear of eating the skins of fruits, vegetables, or small animals. v., To worry about saving one's skin while chewing on a rind, peel, or pelt.

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Skintolerance

Created by: Discoveria

Pronunciation: skinn-TAWL-ur-unse

Sentence: Mina's skintolerance prevented her from eating apples unless they were completely peeled and cored.

Etymology: skin + intolerance

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Rindnoshnervous

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: ryend/nosh/nur/vus

Sentence: Sally was extremely rindnoshnervous to the point where her gag reflex would kick in at the very mention of fuzz, coat, husk or shell.

Etymology: rind (skin) + nosh (eat) + nervous + sounds like rhinoceros

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Exocarphobia

Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˌɛksəkaɹˈfo(ʊ)biə/

Sentence: I wanted to come up with a funnier word to describe exocarphobia, but the picture of that banana peel frightens me so much that I can't look at it any longer.

Etymology: From exocarp (the skin, peel, or rind of a fruit) + phobia

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COMMENTS:

Funnily enough, there's a banana peel sitting on my desk right now that looks suspiciously like the one in the picture. (Yes, it's from a banana I just ate and not more than a few minutes old.) - ErWenn, 2007-10-08: 10:53:00

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Agrowaphobia

Created by: Osomatic

Pronunciation: ah + gro + ah + pho + bee + ah

Sentence: I know that's got lots of vitamins and all that, but I'm still not eating it because, frankly, it's yucky.

Etymology: agoraphobia but with "grow" in there.

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Skinedible

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: skinedəbəl

Sentence: Ruby is afraid of any food that has an exterior that is different than its interior. She sees it as skinedible. To her, even skinadvertent skingestion of skin is skinappropriate. It gives her skindigestion. She won*t even drink hot chocolate that has started to cool.

Etymology: skin (the thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal) + inedible (not fit to be eaten)

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COMMENTS:

mrskellyscl good one! - mrskellyscl, 2010-02-03: 06:39:00

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Revoldermis

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Rev-ol-dur-miss

Sentence: Mary,s mum had always made her eat the skins of her baked potatoes even thogh she couldn't bear them as she found them dry and tasteless. Now that she had left home she no longer had to suffer revoldermis as she took great delight in leaving the skins on the side of her plate without having her mum breathing down her neck.

Etymology: Revolting + Dermis( the thick layer of skin below the epidermis) = Revoldermis

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Hidermaphobia

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: hy derm a fobe eeya

Sentence: Heidi had Hidermaphobia and could not hide it. Whether she travelled to Hyderabad or Hernando's Hideaway, she could not eat the hide of any fruit or any vegetable. She could not hide from it. In fact her fear was so great, a-pare-entally she could not even peel them. The eyes on potatoes stared at her accusingly;eating cherries was the pits;beets had her beat;peas made her snap and she feared bananas a bunch. She'd turnip her nose at rutabagas; carrots made her want to top herself and onions made her cry. It was then no wonder that when the cute guy in Produce asked her to go out on a "date", she ran screaming from the grocery store! Now Heidi is in hiding.

Etymology: Hide(body covering of a living animal or the dressed skin of an animal) & Derma (the deep vascular inner layer of the skin) & Phobia (fear; an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations)

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Nice word - OZZIEBOB, 2008-09-09: 07:05:00

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Skinsitivity

karenanne

Created by: karenanne

Pronunciation: skin si TIV i tee

Sentence: Hy Pokondriak had a rare psychological skinsitivity to eating any kind of fruit or vegetable covering or animal skin. It wasn't merely that the taste was unappeeling; he pelt so terrified that he had to run and hide. Even pie crust was a little scary. He had been in therapy for years in an attempt to peel back the layers of the phobia. But it didn't help that the only psychiatric practice in the whole area was "Hull, Husker, and Schell."

Etymology: skin + sensitivity

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Circumskin

Created by: wordslikevenom

Pronunciation: Sir-cum-skin

Sentence: Time and time again, Quasimodo had been advised to circumskin the Ugli fruit. Alas, he did not know what 'fruit' meant.

Etymology: circumnavigate - to proceed completely around. Skin - the natural outer layer which covers a person, animal, fruit, etc.

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COMMENTS:

:) - Nosila, 2011-06-20: 18:37:00

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Peelugnance

vmalcolm

Created by: vmalcolm

Pronunciation: /pi:lʌgnəns/

Sentence: As John brought the peel nearer, Anna started to feel a complete feeling of peelugnance running through her body...

Etymology: PEELUGNANCE. From Peel (the skin or rind of certain fruits and vegetables) + Repugnance (extreme dislike or aversion)

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That would be likely to make her feel peelugnacious. - Mustang, 2008-09-08: 22:23:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-03: 00:14:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James