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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail;

2. the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates;
[syn: epidermis, cuticle]

3. hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles;
[syn: carapace, shell, cuticle, shield]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cuticle \Cu"ti*cle\ (k[=u]"t[i^]*k'l), n. [L. cuticula, dim. of cutis skin; akin to E. hide skin of an animal.] 1. (Anat.) The scarfskin or epidermis. See Skin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The outermost skin or pellicle of a plant, found especially in leaves and young stems. [1913 Webster] 3. A thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cuticle n 1: the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail 2: the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates [syn: epidermis, cuticle] 3: hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles [syn: carapace, shell, cuticle, shield]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

27 Moby Thesaurus words for "cuticle": Leatherette, Leatheroid, coat, dermis, fell, fleece, flesh, fur, furring, hide, imitation fur, imitation leather, integument, jacket, leather, leather paper, outer layer, outer skin, pelt, peltry, rawhide, rind, sheath, skin, skins, tegument, vair